BALTIMORE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Pakistan's U.S. envoy reportedly said his country may have aided jihadists in Kashmir in the past but is now trying to stop any such infiltration into India.
While speaking at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani as saying, "Jihad, insurgency or whatever you want to call it in Kashmir ... Yes, Pakistan may have helped the jihad at some time but it was not started by us and now we are trying our best to stop people from crossing," the Press Trust of India reported.
The report said when asked to comment on what Pakistan is doing to stop terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba from crossing into Jammu and Kashmir, Durrani said, "To the best of my knowledge Lakshar-e-Taiba is a banned organization. They are no more in Pakistan."
He said both India and Pakistan have joint responsibility in stopping the militants.
"If we can't hypothetically stop every guy from crossing over, the other side has responsibility, too. So it is a joint issue. It has been addressed," he said in the Press Trust of India report.