Sponsored by

Pakistan can't take responsibility for peace in Afghanistan, says foreign minister Khawaja Asif

New York: Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif has said that Islamabad cannot take responsibility for peace and security in Afghanistan, adding that effective border management with Kabul is imperative to stop infiltration of terrorists.

 Pakistan cant take responsibility for peace in Afghanistan, says foreign minister Khawaja Asif

File image of Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif. Reuters

Speaking at the Asia Society seminar in New York, the minister said that the US cannot succeed in Afghanistan by waging war. He said that 16 years ongoing war in Afghanistan shows peace can be restored in Afghanistan only through a negotiated settlement, The News reported.

Asif said that no one desires peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan, but that a number of Afghan leaders want to continue status quo for their vested interests.

Dismissing accusations of safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, the minister said it is Afghanistan which harbours these safe havens.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Sep 27, 2017 12:33:48 IST

Also See