The Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed disappointment over the allegations against Pakistan from Afghanistan and hit back at Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s claims about Pakistan’s “negative role” in the Afghan peace process.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister has made these remarks while addressing the international conference on “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities” on Friday. He said that it was unfair to blame the country for the situation in Afghanistan.
On the occasion, while reacting to President Ashraf Ghani remarks, Imran Khan has said that no country has tried harder to get Taliban on dialogue table than Pakistan. He said we have made every effort to get the Taliban on dialogue table and have peaceful settlement. Pakistan is a partner in peace, he added.
The Prime Minister further stated that Pakistan has suffered seventy thousand casualties and a huge economic loss due to the unrest in Afghanistan. He said three million Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan for decades and now, we don’t have capacity and economic strength to get more inflow of Afghan refugees.
Imran Khan has said that he would not have visited Kabul in November last year if Pakistan was not interested in peace of Afghanistan. He said, “I feel disappointed that we have been blamed for what is going on in Afghanistan.”