PM Imran Khan stresses US’s role for regional peace, stability

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Prime Minister Imran Khan meets a four-member delegation of the US Senate in Islamabad on December 11, 2021. — PID 
  • 4-member US Senate delegation calls on PM Imran Khan.
  • Senators, PM Imran Khan deliberate on area’s evolving scenario.
  • Assembly comes after Pakistan declines US invitation to a summit.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday known as on america to play its function in sustaining peace and stability within the area, because the scenario evolves in Afghanistan and India continues its barbarity in occupied Kashmir.

The prime minister, based on a press release from the PM’s Workplace, harassed America’s function throughout a gathering with a four-member delegation of the US Senate — Senators Angus King, Richard Burr, John Cornyn, and Benjamin Sasse.

All 4 senators are members of the Senate Choose Committee on Intelligence, whereas senator King can be a member of the Senate Armed Providers Committee.

The prime minister underlined that Pakistan values its long-standing relationship with america and is dedicated to increasing it in all spheres, significantly within the financial dimension, the assertion stated.

PM Imran Khan reiterated {that a} deeper and stronger partnership between the 2 nations was mutually useful and demanding for the area’s peace, safety, and prosperity, it added.

Talks on Afghanistan

Talking on the evolving scenario in Afghanistan, the prime minister emphasised that Pakistan and the US “should have a deeper engagement” to advertise the shared targets of peace, stability, and financial growth.

He significantly underscored the pressing have to help the Afghan folks by taking all attainable measures to stop a humanitarian disaster and financial collapse.

Occupied Kashmir

Apprising the delegation in regards to the continuation of egregious human rights violations within the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister stated the extremist and exclusionist insurance policies of the RSS-inspired BJP have been posing a menace to regional peace and safety.

He underscored that, for its half, Pakistan stays able to pursue measures that might reinforce peace, stability, and prosperity within the area, if the enabling surroundings was created by India.

Senators respect Pakistan’s efforts

In response to the PM Workplace assertion, recalling the collective struggles of Pakistan and the US over the many years in selling peace and safety globally, the senators deeply appreciated Pakistan’s latest contribution within the evacuation of the American nationals and others from Afghanistan post-15 August.

The senators “reaffirmed their dedication to a steady and broad-based Pakistan-US bilateral relationship”, the assertion stated.

They emphasised that, given the dimensions of Pakistan’s inhabitants in addition to its geo-strategic location, Washington and Islamabad “ought to make decided efforts to advertise commerce, funding, and financial cooperation”.

In the meantime, the prime minister hoped that the visits of congressional delegations will assist strengthen mutual understanding and forge nearer people-to-people contacts.

The premier additionally highlighted the significance of nearer cooperation to deal with the safety threats within the area, together with terrorism.

Pakistan turns down US invitation

The assembly with the senators comes after Pakistan turned down America’s invitation for participation within the Summit for Democracy, a digital occasion set to happen December 9-10.

In response to a press release issued by the International Workplace on Wednesday, Pakistan thanked the US for the invitation however stated that it could have interaction with the nation on a variety of points “at an opportune time sooner or later.”

On Friday, the International Workplace nonetheless seemed to be reluctant to clarify why Pakistan had declined the invitation from US President Joe Biden to attend the summit.

A number of queries have been raised in the course of the weekly media briefing however the spokesperson selected to not reply instantly, besides to say: “With regard to the Summit for Democracy, I wish to say that our issued assertion speaks for itself and I would love you to seek advice from it. It was a thought of choice.”

Winter Olympics row

Additionally it is pertinent to say right here that the US has boycotted the Winter Olympics being held in Beijing, which was adopted by a “domino impact”, as Britain, Australia, and Canada adopted swimsuit.

“I do not see any must be fearful about any domino impact,” China’s International Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin instructed a each day information convention when requested in regards to the likelihood of extra boycotts on Thursday.

In the meantime, in response to a query in the course of the press briefing, Pakistan’s International Workplace spokesperson stated: “The Olympic Spirit espouses honest participation within the occasions. Like in all earlier Olympics occasions, Pakistan wish to see the Olympics Spirit upheld in true sporting vogue. Pakistan additionally opposes any type of politicisation of sports activities and hopes that each one nations would come collectively in Beijing and afford their athletes the chance to compete towards one of the best and showcase their abilities”.