WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan wants the US Administration to help resolve the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he said Pakistan is ready to extend cooperation to the United States to stabilize the region.
The Minister emphasized that Pakistan seeks a reset of its relationship with the United States.
To a question about Afghanistan, Ishaq Dar said Pakistan believes an “Afghan-owned, Afghan-led” political solution” is probably the ultimate solution.
He said there has not been great success of the operations in Afghanistan in the last decade-plus since 9/11.
The Minister said Pakistan government has escalated military operations intended to clear out terror networks and fighters in the tribal areas.
Besides expanding those operations, the government is bolstering its border security, including a fencing at critical crossing points.
He said we are very keen to contribute whichever way we can to support peace effort in Afghanistan.—Radio Pakistan