In the view of recent wave of violence in Afghanistan and the collapse of intra-Afghan dialogue, Prime Minister Imran Khan asserted “Pakistan will not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore.”
A statement was issued by the Prime Minister office on Thursday stated, “Pakistan is highly dismayed by the surge of violence in Afghanistan from all sides. The so called offensives are condemnable and will undermine the peace process. It is not right to seek an edge in dialogue through coercion.”
Calling all parties to recognize the importance of the moment and seize it, the statement further read “Pakistan has committed all diplomatic and security capital to success of [the] peace process. Pakistan will not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore.”
“[The] 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 Intra-Afghan Dialogue wherein Afghans will themselves decide upon the future of their country,” Prime Minister Khan said in the statement.