Setting The Record Straight.


The Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 is another display of how Pakistan's contributions to the global fight against terrorism get undermined constantly. The spillover effects of the war on terror hurt the Pakistani economy significantly; it resulted in the loss of almost 80,000 Pakistani lives. Even after paying such a high price for making the world safe, the report is essentially accusing Pakistan of not doing more by omitting our sacrifices and the progress made here at home and in the region.

The US needs to look inwards before attacking Pakistan for not doing enough against regionally focused groups. The document notes the progress made in the world against Al-Qaeda, but by not recognising Pakistan's fundamental role in achieving this, the report is essentially glossing over facts that have nearly brought peace to the region.

The Pakistan Foreign Office's (FO) response to the report in rejecting and setting the record straight by detailing the role of Pakistan in the War on Terror...

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