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Pakistan foreign secretary did not submit any anti-India dossier, says US official

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry did not submit any dossier on alleged Indian activities inside his country during meetings with top US officials in Washington in June, a top American official has said.

Quite contrary to the reports that appeared in mainstream Pakistan media before his US trip, Chaudhry is believed to have told his American counterparts that the purpose of his trip was not to lodge complaint against India, but to focus on bilateral strategic and economic relationship.

“There is no dossier (on India). I can say that categorically. There may be a dossier (inside Pakistan), but he (Chaudhry) did not deliver to us,” said a top State Department official.

During his stay in Washington, he held a wide-range of meetings with senior US officials including Deputy Secretary of State Antony J Blinken, Undersecretary of Defense Christine Wormuth, Treasury Undersecretary Adam J Szubin, and Dan Feldman, Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ahead of Chaudhry’s US visit, Pakistani media had reported that he was taking with him evidences of Indian intelligence agency RAW’s alleged involvement in “stoking terrorism” in Pakistan.

Every time Pakistan has raised such issues, the US is believed to have asked for sharing of concrete evidences, which has not been submitted by it so far. It is learnt that the US side in its meetings with the Pakistani delegation led by Chaudhry raised the issue of action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa in particular the bail of Lakhvi, the 26/11 mastermind.

America wants Pakistan to match its words that there are no good or bad terrorists.

While assuring the American side that Pakistan is committed to fight against terrorism, Chaudhry is believed to have told US officials that taking action against LeT and JuD is a tough and difficult task given their standing and popularity in the Pakistani society.

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