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Pakistan not to be part of internal conflict in Afghanistan

Islamabad, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said his country would not be a party to any internal conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Afghanistan conflict has brought great suffering for both Afghanistan and Pakistan over the last 40 years. Now, after a long wait, the Afghanistan peace process presents a historic opportunity for peace in the region and Pakistan is fully supporting the process including the next logical step of IntraAfghan Dialogue wherein Afghans will themselves decide the future of their country, Prime Minister Khan said in a statement.

Pakistan is highly dismayed by the surge of violence in Afghanistan from all sides. The socalled offensives are condemnable and will undermine the peace process. It is not right to seek an edge in dialogue through coercion. Pakistan implores all parties to recognize the importance of the moment and seize it, the statement said.

According to the statement, Pakistan has committed all diplomatic and security capital for the success of the peace process and the country would no longer be a part of any internal conflict in Afghanistan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA