Happy US agrees with us on Afghanistan: Pak PM

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 06 Dec 2018

Happy US agrees with us on Afghanistan: Pak PM
Islamabad, Dec 6: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday he was happy that the US had agreed there could not be a military solution to the problem in Afghanistan, Geo TV reported.
Talking about his meeting with US Special Envoy for Afghan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who called on Khan on Wednesday, the PM said: "Khalilzad was sent by the US President Donald Trump to discuss the Afghan peace process and I am happy that I met him."

"I am also happy that for the first time the US has recognised what we (Khan's party, PTI) have been saying for the past 15 years that there cannot be a military solution to the Afghan war," he said.

"It is good that we have gotten the chance to play the role of a mediator rather than fighting someone else's war," Khan said.

Speaking on the groundbreaking of the Kartarpur corridor, Imran Khan said: "Unfortunately, India portrayed it as us seeking political advantage. During my swearing-in ceremony when Navjot Singh Sidhu visited we had discussed this."

"I am glad that the government pressed for the opening of the corridor," he added. "If someone's religious sites are in Pakistan then we should facilitate them. We are not doing anything new, these things were part of our manifesto."

Expressing happiness over the response from the Sikh community, the PM said, "Kartarpur is for them what Medina is for us."

"We are hopeful that India will also respond positively," he added.

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