• publish: 27 March 2019
  • time: 2:51 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7564
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan:

Imran’s comments on Afghanistan have been misinterpreted

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has said that the comments of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Afghanistan have been reported out of context in the media, leading to unwarranted reaction from various quarters.

“In his comments, the PM had referred to Pakistan’s model where elections are held under an interim government. The comments should not be misinterpreted to imply interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement further added that Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan but to promote peace through an ‘Afghan owned’ and ‘Afghan led’ political process.

The Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had earlier suggested an interim government setup in Afghanistan to help end the impasse in Afghan peace process.

Speaking with local journalists at his office on Monday, PM Khan claimed that the Afghan government was a hurdle in peace process as it was insisting on direct talks with the Taliban group.

He also added that a neutral interim government can help with the success of peace process in Afghanistan by holding a free and transparent election.

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