The Foreign Office on Wednesday (March 27) khan’s state,emt reardin g Afghan peace process gave clarification of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement regarding Afghanistan peace process and said Imran Khan’s recent comments on Afghanistan were reported out of context in the media, leading to an unwarranted reaction from various quarters.
“Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan but to promote peace through an ‘Afghan owned’ and ‘Afghan led’ political process. [The prime minister] of Pakistan has taken personal interest in facilitating the ongoing political reconciliation process and the same must not be misconstrued to undermine the sincere efforts of Pakistan or to create misunderstandings at this crucial stage of the process,” the FO stated.
“[The] Prime Minister of Pakistan understands the plight of [the] brave people of Afghanistan, who have a right to live in peace after four decades of violence and war,” the statement concluded.
PM Imran, speaking to journalists on Monday, suggested that forming an interim Afghan government would smooth peace talks between US and Taliban officials since the militant group refuses to speak to the current government. The premier was also quoted as saying to Pakistani journalists that the Afghan Taliban wanted to meet him but the government in Kabul protested so he did not meet them.
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25 August, 2019