ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the United States needs Pakistan's assistance to get success in its war plan in Afghanistan.
In an interview with Washington Times, he said solution to the Afghanistan issue is not possible without close collaboration between Pakistan and the United States because Pakistan is the biggest stakeholder in it.
Ahsan Iqbal said mistrust between Washington and Islamabad risks triggering an era of instability across the region. He said there is no hideout of terrorists in Pakistan and the distance between the two countries is increasing due to baseless allegation by the Trump Administration.
He said if Pakistan's security concerns are denied it has a legitimate right to look for alternatives.
Meanwhile, addressing a function at Pakistan Embassy in Washington, the Interior Minister said Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their just struggle for their right to self-determination.APP