PM Imran Khan called for dialogue at a time when it was the biggest challenge facing the world. LOH Senator Dr Shahzad Waseem
Leader of the House Dr. Shahzad Waseem, speaking on the motion moved by JI Senator Mushtaq Ahmad on the matter, said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are linked by deep, religious and historical relations.
In the context of the Soviet Union or 9/11 situation in Afghanistan, he noted Pakistan had been with the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan always been active in resolving the issue of Afghanistan.
“Today, countries around the world, including the United States, agree that negotiations are the answer to Afghanistan’s problems and time has proved that Afghan peace is possible only through negotiations. Prime Minister Imran Khan called for dialogue at a time when it was the biggest challenge facing the world,” he said.
“Peace in Afghanistan will be the biggest benefit to Pakistan. Peace in Afghanistan will boost Pakistan’s trade and give Pakistan access to Central Asia. A recent UN report not only mentioned ISIS’s presence in Afghanistan but also considered India as a stronghold of instability in the region.
He stressed the need for a careful review of the current situation and a plan of action for the future.