LONDON: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Friday said that Pakistan wanted political solution to Afghanistan issue as war was not a solution.
In an interview with a British TV, the prime minister said Pakistan wanted solution to Afghan issue according to the wishes of the Afghans. He said that peaceful Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan.
The prime minister said the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) jointly nabbed several high value targets of the al-Qaeda.
the Pakistani prime minister said that Islamabad didn’t want to confine its international relations only to the United States.
To a question, Mr Gilani said that according to Pakistani law no foreigner could travel without the permission by the interior ministry.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom appreciated Pakistan’s “crucial role” in countering extremism and terrorism for the regional and world peace and said it would continue to extend it all support to achieve results.
Secretary for Defence Philip Hammond who met Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here at his hotel supported Pakistan’s desire for a strong, stable and peaceful Afghanistan. He said Taliban need to renounce terrorism and be part of the peace process so that the Afghan reconciliation process moves forward.
Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan was committed to the reconciliation process in Afghanistan and believed in Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process.He also mentioned the successful Swat operation and said good results were achieved because the people of Pakistan stood along their government and the military. He said military operation was no solution to any problem and political process was a must for any success.-- Agencies
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