ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastagir has said that cooperation of the United States (US) would be imperative for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
“Peace and stability is in the interest of Pakistan for completing TAPI and CASA projects,” he said while talking to a private news channel. Pakistan wants good relations with the US based on mutual respect, he said, adding that it wanted to revive economic, defence and trade relations with the US.
To a question, he said that joint cooperation of the United States for peace in the region would help improve the situation. “Pakistan will not accept any security role of India in Afghanistan,” he added.
Khurram Dastagir said that Pakistan had given unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorism, and added that the work on fencing Pak-Afghan border would be completed soon. To another question, the defence minister said that the present government should complete its constitutional term and the next elections should be held on time.
He also said that the present government had carried out electoral reforms to conduct the general elections 2018 in a comprehensive and transparent manner.