Pakistan bore the brunt of others’ wars: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Pakistan has always remained at the forefront of others’ wars and bore losses, whereas others reaped the benefit.

While addressing a ceremony in the federal capital, he said, “A country cannot prosper without peace even if the best technocrats take leadership.”

Iqbal said that Pakistan participated in the Soviet-led war in Afghanistan, thinking it would benefit the country. “We were left with lack of peace, instability, and millions of Afghan refugees,” he said.

“Pakistan has been hosting the Afghan refugees since 35 years, but no one came to our help,” lamented Iqbal.

The interior minister said that before his party came into power in 2013, Pakistan was considered an extremely dangerous country.

“Now the same international media is giving news of stability of Pakistan’s economy,” concluded Iqbal.