Return of peace in Afghanistan to have lasting advantages for area: PM Imran Khan

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Head of Massoud Foundation, Afghanistan, Ahmad Wali Massoud known as on Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamabad, on February 18. 2021. — PID

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday  underscored that the return of peace in Afghanistan would have lasting advantages for the area and past, by financial improvement, regional commerce, and improved connectivity.

The prime minister’s remarks got here as he spoke to Ahmad Wali Massoud, Head of Massoud Foundation, Afghanistan, who known as on him, a press launch issued by the Prime Minister’s Office stated.

He reiterated his conviction that there isn’t a army resolution to the battle in Afghanistan and a negotiated political settlement is the one approach ahead.

The premier  highlighted the vary of steps, together with introduction of a liberal visa regime, and elevated facilitation in bilateral and transit commerce to additional strengthen fraternal ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“Pakistan’s assistance for Afghanistan’s development efforts and human resource capacity-building would continue apace,” he added.

After Afghanistan, Pakistan is probably the most desirous of restoration of peace in that nation as it’s deeply affected by the battle, he stated.

The prime minister said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have been “bound by a fraternal relationship, rooted deep in shared history and commonalities of faith, culture and traditions”, based on the assertion.

He recalled the historic contribution of late Ahmed Shah Massoud, a key Mujahideen chief, in the course of the Afghan resistance motion.

In the context of the Afghan peace course of, he highlighted that Pakistan had prolonged full help to facilitate the US-Taliban Peace Agreement and the initiation of Intra-Afghan Negotiations.

PM Imran Khan pressured that the Intra-Afghan negotiations present a “historic opportunity, which must be seized by the Afghan leadership to achieve an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement”, stated the assertion.

He added that Pakistan has been emphasising the necessity for all sides to work collectively constructively, take steps for discount of violence resulting in ceasefire, and safe a political resolution for a peaceable, steady and affluent Afghanistan.

The go to of Ahmad Wali Massoud and his delegation is in continuation of Pakistan’s coverage to reach out to the Afghan leaders to additional strengthen bilateral ties and improve mutual convergence on the Afghan peace course of.