All Afghans must sit together for peace in Afghanistan: Fawad

Staff Reporter

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Saturday that peace cannot be established in Afghanistan unless all warring factions sit together.

‘Durable peace in Afghanistan was an imperative economic progress for the whole region, the minister said while talking to media.

The minister said categorically that Pakistan will not interfere inside Afghanistan but playing a role for restoration of peace.

Fawad Hussain said that some elements in Afghanistan want relations with New Delhi, but Afghanistan shared its border with Pakistan not India.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain opined that instability would be created in Afghanistan if a government was formed at gunpoint. He said the Interior Ministry has set up a committee to look into the issue of Afghan refugees.

He said that several terrorist networks of India had been unearthed in Balochistan. The minister said that the government would negotiate with disgruntled people in the province.

‘When the erstwhile Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan, Pakistan was not taken on board, but later it withdrew from Afghanistan, Pakistan had to face its consequences,’ he said.

Then came the issue of Osama bin Laden and this time again wreckage was dumped on Pakistan, he said.

‘We considered the people of Afghanistan as our brothers, we took care of more than 5 million Afghan refugees, the children of Afghan refugees studied in Pakistan.

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