Tuesday , February 20 2018

No military solution to Afghan conflict: FO Spokesperson

Islamabad: Pakistan has said that Afghan problem can only be addressed through dialogue and there is no military solution to Afghan conflict, adding that Quadrilateral Consultative Group involving Pakistan, Afghanistan, China & US the most appropriate forum to address  Afghan peace.

Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal, in an interview with the media said Pakistan supports all peace initiatives that are owned and led by Afghans.

The spokesman said Quadrilateral Consultative Group involving Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States would be the most appropriate forum to take the peace process forward.

To a question, he said military solution has totally failed in Afghanistan. He pointed out that all sorts of weapons and ammunition were used in Afghanistan during the last seventeen years.

Emphasizing  the need for addressing Pakistan’s concern about Afghan issue,  the spokesman said all issues of the region should be sorted out through dialogue.

When asked about possible outcome of the Kabul process next month, Dr. Muhammad Faisal said it depends on the attitude of the Afghan Government. He said there are issues like repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland with dignity and honour, exponential rise in drugs and poppy cultivation and use of the drug money to fuel the war economy and attacks on Pakistan side from Afghan soil.

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