Peace in Afghanistan required to ensure regional peace: CM

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that peace in Afghanistan is required for establishing durable peace in the region and international forces have to set aside their political motives to find a permanent solution for the Afghan conflict.

He was talking to students and faculty members of different universities of Balochistan at CM House on Thursday. Advisor to Chief Minister on Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani, MPA Shaukat Yousafzai and other high officials were also present on the occasion.

He said that the soil of Afghanistan was used by international forces for their own gains and afterwards Afghanistan was left in the lurch, adding that these foreign elements should stop funding extremists and terrorist organisations.

He said that the government of KP fulfilling its part of responsibility under the National Action Plan that was also been recognised at the national level.

The chief minister appreciated inter-provincial-study-tours and said that it would give a unique opportunity of learning from experiences, maintaining that government has pinned hopes in youth for ensuring better future of the country.

Highlighting the efforts of government for improving the education sector, he said that the provincial government has announced educational emergency right from primary to higher education and doubled allocation for education sector.

To a question regarding inappropriate representation in National Assembly and transfer of resources to province, chief minister said that efforts were underway to get due share as enshrined in the Constitution. He also agreed to the proposal for inter-provincial coordination among youth of both KP and Balochistan.