Pakistan has expressed its readiness to assist in reviving an Afghan-led peace process if formally requested by the Afghan Government.

This was stated by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi while speaking at a debate in the UN General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan.

She however stressed that the anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Kabul should cease in this regard.

Maleeha Lodhi said it would be best for the Afghan government to resolutely tackle its internal weaknesses rather than externalize its problems.

She said a negotiated peace is the only viable option to establish lasting stability in Afghanistan.

She also apprised the world body of the achievements of Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which is the largest and most effective anti-terrorism campaign anywhere in the world.

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