No Military solution to Afghan conflict, says PM Imran before President Trump

Web -Desk (Syed Tazmeen Javed)

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WASHINGTON: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Monday said that there is no military solution to Afghan conflict in a meeting with the United States President—Donald Trump here at White house.

“The only solution to Afghan conflict is the peace deal and would urge the Taliban to have a political settlement with the Afghan government,” said the PM before President Trump who conceded to the statement in a media talk.

President Trump in seconding the stance of PM Khan over the Afghan issue agreed and said because of “Pakistan US has made tremendous progress in the recent past weeks over bringing the warring parties to talking terms.

Furthermore, Trump offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

“I will say that we have a very good relationship with India. I know that your relationship was strained a little bit … maybe a lot,” Trump said. “But we will be talking about India, it will be a big part of the conversation today.”

“If I can help, I would love to be a mediator. If I can do anything to help, let me know,” the US president added.

In addition, Khan said: “The USA is the most powerful country in the world and it can play a very important role for peace in the subcontinent.

“Over a billion people at moment are held hostage to Kashmir situation and I believe that President Trump can bring two countries together,” the PM added.

After the one-on-one meeting, there would be an “extended meeting”, wherein Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other military leaders will also be present.

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