Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says the government is pursuing a policy of neutrality regarding Afghanistan.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said in Afghan Presidential polls, the government has proved that Pakistan does not support any particular group or school of thought in Afghanistan. He said election of their future leader is democratic right of Afghan people.

Earlier, addressing a conference on ‘Exploiting Trade and Business Potential for Peace-Building in FATA’, the minister lauded the courage and resilience of tribal people against the menace of terrorism.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Textile Abbas Khan Afridi rejected the notion of linking terrorism with FATA. He said government has adopted a vibrant development agenda to bring the people of FATA in the mainstream.

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