Pak­istan play­ing role to fa­cil­i­tate peace process in Afghanistan: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan has cat­e­gor­i­cally said that Pak­istan would nei­ther fight any­one's war in fu­ture nor be treated like a hired gun be­cause the coun­try had paid huge cost for this.

In an in­ter­view with Turk­ish In­ter­na­tional News Chan­nel, TRT World, the Prime Min­is­ter said from Afghan ji­had on­ward, Pak­istan paid enor­mous price in the form of 80,000 ca­su­al­ties, four mil­lion Afghan refugees, mil­i­tancy and kalash­nikov cul­ture.

He said Pak­istan re­cov­er­ing from that chaos. The Prime Min­is­ter said in­stead of pre­vi­ous mantra of do­ing more, Pak­istan would now be an ally in peace. He said Pak­istan has been play­ing its role to fa­cil­i­tate the peace process in Afghanistan.

On Pak-Turk­ish ties, the Prime Min­is­ter said even be­fore the cre­ation of Pak­istan, the Mus­lims of the sub-con­ti­nent had spe­cial lik­ing for Turkey for be­ing the only in­de­pen­dent Mus­lim state that time.

He added that even the

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly, Qasim Khan Suri calls on Prime Min­is­terIm­ran Khan, here at Prime Min­is­ter's Of­fice, Tues­day. - PID photo

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