Foreign Office says no military solution to conflict in Afghanistan
September 9, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Afghan conflict can’t be resolved through military intervention as political dialogue is the only way to sort this longstanding problem out, Pakistan's Foreign Office said on Sunday. In a statement issued by the Foreign Office after the cancellation of Afghan peace talks, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said both sides must re-engage to find negotiated peace from the ongoing political settlement process. He said Pakistan has always condemned violence and called on all sides for restraint and commitment to pursue the process. The spokesman said Pakistan has been facilitating the peace and reconciliation process in good faith and as a shared responsibility, and has encouraged all sides to remain engaged with sincerity and patience. US President Donald Trump had earlier announced suspending dialogue between Afghan Taliban and US diplomats in the aftermath of a bomb blast in Kabul that targeted US soldiers. Taliban has accepted responsibility for the blast. At least nine rounds of negotiations have already taken place between the two sides in Doha Qatar.