Talking points: Pak-Afghan relations to remain stable

PM has taken all political parties into confidence over the project so those lobbying against it will never succeed


Our Correspondent September 27, 2015

PESHAWAR: PML-N Senator from K-P Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said elements were busy hatching conspiracies to subvert relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, all such attempts will fail, he asserted. While addressing a gathering in Charsadda on Sunday, he said, “The foresight of PM Nawaz Sharif helped cool down tensions with India.” The senator said despite Pakistan’s clean intentions, “India violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control repeatedly,” which adversely affected relations, he said. “Both countries have nuclear power,” and such actions will cause “devastating results,” Jhagra added. While calling the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a game changer, the senator said, “The PM has taken all political parties into confidence over the project so those lobbying against it will never succeed.” Jhagra slated PTI Chairperson Imran Khan, saying, “His [Imran Khan] sit-in caused delays in the Chinese prime minister’s visit,” thereby delaying the construction of the corridor.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2015.

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