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Achakzai ties regional peace to stability in Afghanistan

Achakzai ties regional peace to stability in Afghanistan

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Jan 19, 2016 - 09:51

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A senior Pakistani Pakhtun nationalist leader has said peace will continue to elude the South Asian region as long as Afghanistaninfo-icon 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 worldinfo-icon, 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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