ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said recent statements from Afghan leaders blaming Pakistan for Afghan crisis was unfortunate because it was Pakistan which strived hard to convince Taliban first for talks with the United States and then with the Afghan government.
The prime minister expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Pak-Afghan Youth Forum in Islamabad.
To another query, he said, “Unfortunately there was a misconception in Afghanistan, which was based on Indian propaganda, that Pakistan was controlled by military institutions.”
He said that Pakistan had always desired for peace with India, but it was India which did not want peace because it was at present under the influence of RSS ideology.
However, Imran Khan said, Pakistan would neither hold any talks with India nor will accept Indian participation in Afghan peace process till the August 5, 2019 action was reversed and status of the Occupied Kashmir was restored under which Kashmiris had the right of self-determination as per UN Resolutions.
To a query, he said peace in Afghanistan would give Pakistan an access to the Central Asian Republics.
He said that all the future economic policies of Pakistan depended on peace in Afghanistan. The people of Pakistan considered the people of Afghanistan as their brothers, he added.