WASHINGTON (Staff Report) – Pakistan is ready to assist in reviving an Afghan-led peace process if formally requested by the Afghan government, said Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.
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Speaking at a debate in the UN General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan, she Maleeha however stressed that the anti-Pakistan rhetoric in Kabul should end.
She said it would be best for the Afghan government to resolutely tackle its internal weaknesses rather than externalise its problems, saying that a negotiated peace is the only viable option to establish lasting stability in Afghanistan.
She also apprised the UN about the achievements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which is the largest and most effective anti-terrorism campaign anywhere in the world.