Thursday, 16 September 2021, 08:18:15 pm
Pakistan has continued to emphasize that there is no military solution to Afghan conflict

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst): Pakistan has continued to emphasize that there is no military solution to Afghan conflict and a political process is the only way forward. Towards this end, Islamabad has been engaged in serious efforts to facilitate an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process. Prime Minister Imran Khan, on several occasions, has reiterated his calls for reduction in violence in Afghanistan. Afghan government should take proactive measures to fulfill its responsibility for internal security, law and order and protection of Afghan lives. Pakistan stands ready to extend all possible cooperation to Afghanistan in the areas of security and effective border management. Islamabad desires and continues to support a peaceful, stable, united, independent, democratic, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan. It is important that Afghans seize this historic opportunity for reaching an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement to bring an end to the decades-long internal conflict in Afghanistan. The irresponsible statements from the Kabul government would escalate the tension in the region. The United Nations Security Council must intervene and make an interim government to handle the situation after withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan.