Pak rejects US intelligence assessment report as ‘counterproductive’


Pakistan on Thursday rejected US intelligence assessment report as “counterproductive” and “harmful” for regional peace efforts, days after America’s top spymaster said that militant groups supported by Islamabad will continue to conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan.

Appearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on their worldwide threat assessment, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday said Pakistan’s “narrow approach to counterterrorism cooperation-using some groups as policy tools and confronting only the militant groups that directly threaten Pakistan-almost certainly will frustrate US counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban.”

Commenting on Coats’ remarks, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told the media here that Pakistan took strong exception to the allegations in Coats’ report. Read More

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