ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says defence and sovereignty of the motherland is our supreme duty and will not be compromised at any cost.
In an interview with a private news channel, he said Pakistan would not allow any foreign force to carry out operation on its territory. The question was raised in response to the latest threats by US of taking actions against the terrorists safe heavens in Pakistan.
To a question about latest US policy on South Asia and Afghanistan, he said we have clearly stated that there was no sanctuary of militants in Pakistan rather the terror attacks in Pakistan were being carried out from Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan had already been acting on the actionable intelligence reports as the country's security forces had also recovered an abducted Canadian family.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan had been assisting Afghanistan and Afghan refugees for decades and no one wanted peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan.
To a question about the reservations of Afghan side on CPEC, the Prime Minister said Afghan goods were allowed to go to India and sea route was also available for transit trade. However, the bilateral issues could be resolved through dialogue, not statements.
He reiterated that instead of war, Afghan issue could only be resolved through Afghan led dialogue process and that Pakistan would continue to contribute to this peace process.