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Pak rejects military solution in Afghanistan: Foreign Office

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today rejected any military solution to the prolonged conflict in Afghanistan, saying the international campaign in the war-torn country needs to revisit this approach as it has "not borne fruit".

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said the overt emphasis on employing military means in should be revisited.


"We believe that there is no military solution to the conflict in The focus of international campaign since 2001 has been on a military approach. We believe this approach has not borne fruit and thus needs a revisit," he said.

Zakaria said prefered peace talks to achieve an enduring solution to the protracted conflict in

He said the reconciliation between the and the Hizb-e-Islami of former rebel leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar can serve as model for talks with the

"We support Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process," he said.

He also accused of fomenting in

He said has raised concerns with authorities regarding the involvement of in fomenting unrest and orchestrating terrorist activities in Pakistan, using the soil.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 23:22 IST
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