PM Imran’s statement misinterpreted pertaining to Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday,  the Foreign Office said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent comments on Afghanistan were reported out of context in the media, leading to an unwarranted reaction from various quarters.


In a statement following a row over the PM’s remarks, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said the prime minister had referred to Pakistan’s model, where elections are held under an interim government, and said his comments should not be misinterpreted to imply interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.

The spokesperson said Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan, but to promote peace through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led political process.

Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan on Tuesday after Prime Minister Imran Khan was reported by local media as saying that forming an interim Afghan government would smooth peace talks between US and Taliban officials, since the Taliban refused to speak to the current government.


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