'Stability in Afghanistan will generate economic activities for whole region'

It is up to the people of Afghanistan to evolve a formula for a political settlement, says the information minister


News Desk July 28, 2021

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that stability in Afghanistan would generate economic activities for the whole region and provide accessibility to Central Asia and the European Union markets.

The minister's remarks came while he was addressing the Pakistan-Afghanistan Youth Forum in Islamabad.

Fawad further said Pakistan had always called for peace in Afghanistan and it is the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that all Afghan groups should sit together to create a consensus for a broad-based and inclusive government in the country.

"Pakistan's role is very limited and ultimately it is up to the people of Afghanistan to evolve a formula for a political settlement to establish durable peace and stability in their country," Minister Fawad said.

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The information minister further added that peace in Afghanistan was vital for enhancing the accessibility of Central Asian republics to Pakistan's port of Gwadar.

"We can materialize the idea of laying a railway line from Gwadar to Uzbekistan. It will connect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with the European Union," he added.

He also said that Pakistan was ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in sectors such as film, drama, and literature.

"We always talk of security matters, while there is a need to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the cultural domain as well," the minister said.

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