Peace will be achieved through political dialogue in Afghanistan: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said reiterated that lasting peace in Afghanistan is only possible through meaningful political dialogue.

On a social media website Twitter, the prime minister said that his maiden visit to Kabul on Thursday was another step towards conveying Pakistan’s commitment to peace in Afghanistan.

PM Imran further said he never believed in military solutions, rather always believed that peace in Afghanistan would be achieved through political dialogue.

“After the Afghans, we have the greatest stake in this peace as it will allow for connectivity & trade, bringing prosperity to both Afghans & Pakistanis,” he added.

The prime minister said the Pakistani people living in the tribal areas, who had suffered the ravages of the war in Afghanistan, would especially benefit from peace and trade.

Imran Khan visited Kabul on Thursday where while addressing a press conference alongside Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, he said peace in Afghanistan guarantees peace in the region.

After holding a one-on-one meeting between the two top leaders, PM Imran Khan showed concern over increasing violence in Afghanistan despite ongoing peace talks.

Pakistan would be happier over peace in Afghanistan and added that Islamabad played its role in peace talks. He also assured every possible support of Pakistan for peace in Afghanistan.

The premier underlined the need to further strengthen economic ties between both the neighboring countries. He also thanked Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for inviting him to visit Kabul.

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