US provides more evidence to Pak; No invitation to Zahir Shah
ISLAMABAD (Online): Pakistan Wednesday said that the United States has given them 'more evidence' about Osama Bin Laden's involvement in September 11's terror attacks on World Trade centre."The information is being studied and further decisions would be dependent on them", Foreign Office spokesman Riaz Ahmed Khan said at a news briefing.
He said British Prime Minister Tony Blair might visit Pakistan but the tour was not finalised. "The visit may take place but nothing can be said with authority.
Once a date is finalised we will declare it", he said.
About extension of invitation to former Afghan King Zahir Shah through Italian foreign minister to visit Pakistan, he said, "we have extended no such invitation".
"Zahir Shah's delegation had visited Pakistan in the recent past and we welcome any proposal for his future visit", he said.
The spokesman said the Organisation of the Islamic Countries (OIC) would consider the latest situation and the Palestine issue. "All the OIC member countries are against terrorism and have pledged to implement the UN resolutions", he said. He said Pakistan is not playing as a mediator in the US-Afghanistan conflict saying it (Pakistan) will play its role if invited.
He said Pakistan wants deweaponisation of all Afghan factions so that peace could be restored in the war-torn country. He claimed that some Afghan factions were being provided arms by neighbouring countries which needed to be checked.
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