Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that peace in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders.
Speaking to newsmen in Islamabad, he expressed concerns over speedy withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
“Sixty percent of foreign troops have already been pulled out,” FM Qureshi said, adding that Pakistan wants withdrawal of the forces and peace process occur in tandem.
Terming Afghanistan a divided house, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Afghan government and Peace Council do not seem focused in their approaches.
He said unrest in Afghanistan will adversely impact Afghanistan.
“Pakistan is already hosting 3 million refugees and uncertain situation in Afghanistan will start a new influx of refugees into our country,” Qureshi said.
He stressed the need for making intra-Afghan dialogue a success to ensure regional peace and stability.
FM Qureshi said that peace in Afghanistan is important for Pakistan to achieve its dream of regional connectivity.