International community must come up with an integrated coherent policy on Afghanistan: Chaudhry Nisar

Islamabad, March 19, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the international community should come up with an integrated and coherent policy regarding Afghanistan in the post-2014 scenario and stressed on greater coordination among all stakeholders.

The Minister said this while talking to Mr. Richard Stagg, UK’s High Commissioner to Afghanistan, who called on him here today. UK’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr. Philip Barton was also present during the meeting.

The Minister said that situation in Afghanistan is complex and calls for thorough debate among the international community. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Afghanistan would be undergoing massive transformation during this year adding that solution of the problems being faced by the country must come from within.

He reiterated that the government is maintaining a non-partisan policy in regional matters. The Minister said the government has recently presented the country’s first National Internal Security Policy which will be helpful in meeting the challenges faced by terrorism and militancy.

Talking about Pakistan–UK relations he said that Pakistan and UK enjoy good relations which are spread over all sectors which would be further strengthened in the years to come.

Ambassador Richard Stagg said the international community recognizes the important role that Pakistan has in establishing peace in the region with particulars reference to the changing situation in Afghanistan.

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