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Rashid hails Taliban desire to become the CPEC project’s part

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has welcomed the Taliban’s desire to become part of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Talking to the media persons on Monday, the interior minister said that the CPEC is the jugular vein of Pakistan, and the friendship between Pakistan and China is higher than the Himalayas.
The interior minister said that those who perpetrated recent suicide attacks in Gwadar and Mastung had come from Afghanistan. He said that both attackers have been identified. He said the Afghans have assured that they will not allow their land to be used against Pakistan. He said that Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan, adding the progress of Pakistan and Afghanistan is interlinked.
“It has been barely six days since the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan on August 31 and a government is yet to take shape in Kabul,” Rashid said, addressing concerns about attacks taking place despite the Taliban’s assurance.
To a question about the influx of refugees from Afghanistan, the minister said the government would decide the fate of Afghans who crossed into the country without any valid travel document. He said that India had to bite the dust in Afghanistan with all its designs to disturb Pakistan falling flat. – TLTP