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Pakistan

APP
April 25, 2019

Pakistan highly dismayed by surge in Afghan violence: PM Imran

Pakistan

APP
Thu, Apr 25, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Describing the Afghan peace process as “a historic opportunity for peace in the region”, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said Pakistan was fully supporting the process and would not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore.

“Afghanistan conflict has brought great suffering for both Afghanistan and Pakistan over last 40 years. Now, after a long wait, the Afghanistan Peace Process presents a historic opportunity for peace in the region and Pakistan is fully supporting the process including the next logical step of Intra Afghan Dialogue wherein Afghans will themselves decide upon the future of their country”, he said in a statement issued here.

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The prime minister said, “In this backdrop, Pakistan is highly dismayed by the surge of violence in Afghanistan from all sides. The so-called offensives are condemnable and will undermine the peace process. It is not right to seek an edge in dialogue through coercion.”

“Pakistan implores all parties to recognize the importance of the moment and seize it. Pakistan has committed all diplomatic and security capital to success of peace process. Pakistan will not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore”, he added.