Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogue: PM Khan

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogues as there is no military solution for it.

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Addressing the American think tank here at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, the Premier said Pakistan paid a heavy price during the Afghan war and sacrificed 70,000 lives in the process yet there still was a lack of confidence prevailing between the nations.

PM said for the first time ever; the American government, security organisations, and management are on the same page with Pakistan regarding Afghan peace process.

PM said the decline of Pakistan is because of corruption done by previous rulers. He said he himself has been struggling against corruption for 15 years to develop the sense of relationship between corruption and poverty among the public.

PM said he invited India to the dialogue table to resolve the Kashmir dispute as soon he became the premier and also proposed Afghanistan to come to the table to end Afghan dispute as well.

PM praised the hospitality of the US government and there were a lot of suggestions conveyed to him during his meeting with the US President Donald Trump.

Earlier today, US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Pakistan House in Washington DC on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and Ambassador of Pakistan to the US Dr Asad Majeed Khan were present during the meeting.

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