ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting and discussed matters pertaining to national security.
During the meeting, security matters were discussed. The prime minister was briefed on the ongoing crackdown against banned organisations. The meeting also discussed the implementation of the National Action Plan.
Besides others, the meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister of State for Interior Sheharyar Afridi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Director General Inter Services Intelligence and DG ISPR.
PM’s recent comments on Afghanistan reported out of context
Earlier today, the Foreign Office (FO
) has clarified that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent comments on Afghanistan have been reported out of context in the media which led to unwarranted reaction from various quarters.
In a statement on Wednesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the prime minister had referred to Pakistan’s model, where elections are held under an interim government.
“The comments should not be misinterpreted to imply interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. The PM had referred to Pakistan’s system,” he clarified.
The FO spokesperson said Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan, but to promote peace through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led political process.
Dr Muhammad Faisal said Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken personal interest in facilitating the ongoing political reconciliation process and the same must not be misconstrued to undermine the sincere efforts of Pakistan or to create misunderstandings at this crucial stage of the process.
He said the prime minister understands the plight of brave people of Afghanistan who have a right to live in peace after four decades of violence and war.