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Pakistan to play facilitating role in Afghan peace process:PM
December 16, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that broad-based and enduring partnership between Pakistan and the United States is important for peace, prosperity and development in the region.

Talking to US Senator Lindsey Graham, who called on him in Islamabad on Monday, he urged him to continue to play his role in the transformation of the relationship, particularly through deepening and intensifying bilateral economic cooperation.

While emphasizing the value of peace and stability in Afghanistan for Pakistan’s development, Imran Khan said that Pakistan would continue to play its facilitating role in the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.

He apprised Senator Graham of the continuing Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir and also drew Senator’s attention towards the Indian Government’s discriminatory policies against minorities.

Senator Graham thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s consistent support in the Afghan peace process.

He reiterated his desire for a broader bilateral relationship with particular focus on economic cooperation, enhanced market access and increased investments.

US Senator Lindsey Graham also called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Monday and discussed regional security situation including Afghan reconciliation process.

(NNR/Imran)