Achakzai ties regional peace to stability in Afghanistan
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A senior Pakistani Pakhtun nationalist leader has said peace will continue to elude the South Asian region as long as Afghanistan remains unstable.
Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai said: “It is not possible to envision peace in the region without stability in Afghanistan…”
Addressing a gathering of lawyers in Lahore on Monday, the political leader from Balochistan province called for non-interference in Afghanistan for the sake of stability in the region.
Achakzai also underlined the need for a negotiated settlement of issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh-Tehran rivalry would endanger peace in the entire Muslim world, he warned.
“Vying for global or regional supremacy can never ensure peace. We need to steer clear of becoming a proxy state. Ironically, past policies neither ensured stability nor enabled us to become a nation,” he observed.
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