AT News Report
KABUL: Pakistan recently has tried best to cool a row over its country’s prime minister’s comments about Afghanistan which was an interfering statement into internal affairs, now Imran Khan yet again repeated his controversial remark, suggesting that Kabul should setup an interim government to help peace talks with the Taliban.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday repeated his controversial statement regarding an interim setup in Afghanistan to break the stalemate on peace, Pakistani media reported.
Imran Khan said this while addressing a rally in Jamrud, adding he had given a brotherly advice to Afghanistan but he was slammed for his statement, the National Cuorier said in a report.
The Pakistani Prime Minister’s statement faced with harsh criticism by the Afghan government and politicians as they called it a clear interference in Afghanistan’s affairs.
However, after Khan’s comments, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the comments made by the prime minister were misinterpreted.
“We should all pray for peace in Afghanistan so that the people over there can live once again,” he said. “I gave a brotherly advice to the Afghan government due to which they became furious. I have learnt in my experience that neutrality benefits everyone,” he said, as quoted by the National Courier.
Khan said that peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the tribal people in Pakistan.
“If there is peace in Afghanistan, tribal people will benefit,” he said.
Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a senior official from Pakistani embassy in Kabul in that time when Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan said that new government would soon come in Afghanistan, terming it a clear intervention into internal affairs of the country.
Foreign Minister Spokesman Sebghat Ahmadi said Pakistan Counselor summoned for clarification on the recent remarks by Imran Khan regarding establishment of a new government in the near future.
“The Government of Afghanistan expressed its grave objection on Pakistan’s government and deemed such remarks a flagrant interference in its intern affairs.”