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Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday renewed his call for Afghan leaders to seize the historic opportunity for bringing peace to their country.
As government and Taliban negotiators gathered in Doha, Khan asked both sides to work together constructively and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement.
In a statement, the premier stressed that a successful culmination of the Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process was indispensable for Afghanistan and for regional peace, stability and prosperity.
“We hope all sides will honour their respective commitments, persevere in the face of all challenges and remain unflinchingly committed to achieving the desired outcome.”
Pakistan would continue to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people as they marched forward in this consequential journey towards peace and development, he promised.
On the commencement of the intra-Afghan negotiation, Khan said: “Finally, our combined efforts have brought forth the day that the Afghan people have been yearning for.”
The ex-cricketer added he had underlined for a long time that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and that the only way forward was a negotiated political settlement.
He claimed Pakistan had played a pivotal role in facilitating the Afghan peace process to this juncture. “We feel deeply gratified today as we have fulfilled our part of responsibility.” (Pajhwok)