Backed by regional allies Pakistan to defy US approach in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said all the three regional states - China, Iran and Turkey - acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices (in the war against terrorism) and backed its stance beyond expectations.

He said use of force and military means in Afghanistan will only create complications.

Islamabad has gone on a diplomatic offensive, engaging regional countries that share its point of view with regards to Afghanistan.Pakistan decided to approach regional countries after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial new policy for South Asia, which included 'anti-Pakistan' remarks.

The minister stressed on the need for resolving the Afghan issue regionally and urged the countries affected by Afghanistan's situation to find a solution to it.

Asif said that he has spoken to his Afghan counterpart and Pakistan's efforts were bearing good results.

He said that he had briefed the prime minister on the issue and soon the matter will be presented before the National Security Committee.

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