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Pakistan will do everything for stability in Afghanistan: Fawad Chaudhry

New Delhi has no role in Afghanistan now, says Fawad Chaudhry. (Source: PID/file)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has asserted that Islamabad would do everything for stability in Afghanistan as instability there affects Pakistan the most.

“Pakistan has historical cultural ties with Afghan people and Islamabad will continue playing its due role for peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the federal minister said while talking to journalists in federal capital on Sunday.  

Criticizing the Indian government for its negative role in Afghanistan, the minister reiterated that Islamabad would not allow New Delhi to use Afghanistan’s soil against Pakistan as it had done so in the past.

“India has no role to play in Afghanistan as it shares no border with the country and New Delhi has to face humiliation on the Afghan front,” the Information minister added.

Responding to a question, the minister said India’s Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament, and people should ask Narendra Modi-led government that why they wasted billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money in Afghanistan.

He further said Pakistan supports formation of an Afghan Government comprising of all the groups, however, “formation of government is the issue of the Afghan nation”.             He also urged the international community not to leave Afghanistan alone as “leaving Kabul alone now may create instability in region”.          

Regarding the ISI Chief’ visit to Kabul, the Information minister said that unconventional ties were kept intact at intelligence level and Intelligence Chiefs of several countries have visited Kabul.

Responding to a question about Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Chaudhry said that it is dead. He said that Shahbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto, Maryam Nawaz and JUI-F chief Fazalur-Rehman were not aware of each other’s opinions over different matters.