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Solution to Afghan issue lies in dialogue, not war: Mamnoon

ASTANA: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that the issue of Afghanistan could only be resolved through dialogue and not war.

Addressing a gathering of academia and intelligentsia here, the president reiterated that Pakistan would continue assisting their Afghan brethren for stability in their country.

Among those who attended the event included Ambassador of Pakistan in Kazakhstan Abdul Salik Khan, COMSTECH coordinator, OIC Assistant Secretary General Naeem Khan, General Science and Technology Director Irfan Shaukat and a huge number of Pakistani academicians and expatriates.

The president, who arrived here on a four-day official visit on Saturday, told the gathering that the era of brain-drain from Pakistan was over and now the experts and academicians would serve in their own homeland.

He said that being academicians, the Pakistani expatriates were playing their role with dedication in Kazakhstan, thus bringing good name to their country. He added that owing to the prudent and business friendly policies of the government, the national economy grew satisfactorily during recent years.

The president also said that the investment condition in the country would further improve after China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) becomes operational, and the power projects being executed under CPEC would get rid of load-shedding by the first quarter of 2018. He hoped that Pakistan’s future was bright and after CPEC’s completion, the country would become the most important state in the region.

He said that the agriculture sector of the country had performed well and urged the experts to focus on agricultural research.

He also informed the gathering that revival of air links with the Central Asian States was also being worked out.

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