Chief Minister Khyber Pervez Khattak has said that peace in Afghanistan is must for regional stability and prosperity. World community should realize this fact that instability and lawlessness in Afghanistan not only disturb peace in the region but also badly affected our economy and infrastructure due to the huge influx of Afghan refugees. Pakistan rendered great sacrifices to protect the world from terrorism but bore the brunt and we paid a heavy cost of human and financial loss. Regrettably the world community did not realize sacrifices of our nation, armed forces and other law enforcement . He was talking to the ambassador designate of Germany in Pakistan Mr. Martin Kobler at Chief Minister House Peshawar. Administrative secretaries and high ups of planning and development and local government department were also present on the occasion. “Credit goes to the Pakistan armed forces for efficient border management which cleared the area on our side of Pak-Afghan border in short span of three years through successful operations and cleansed the area from the terrorists . However US-led fully equipped coalition forces could not achieve any tangible success in Afghanistan in the last more than 16 years, he added and said Pakistan always extended all out support to the world community to bring lasting peace in our brotherly country Afghanistan and will continue to do so.
Chief Minister dispelled the impression that religious seminaries were used as a nursery to promote terrorism adding that these seminaries are spreading peace and promoting education to the most neglected and disadvantage segment of the society . Chief Minister further informed the German ambassador that reforms have been introduced in the religious seminaries and they too started imparting modern education enabling the poor kids to cope with the challenges of the modern world. Chief Minister while apprising the German Ambassador of reforms agenda of the present PTI-led coalition government said that we introduced reforms in each and every sector to ensure good governance, strengthening of institutions, better service delivery, transparency and elimination of corruption. Reforms in Police, health and education sector were on the top of agenda of his government. Police have been depoliticized due to which peace is restored. This can be judged from the fact that foreign investors were taking keen interest to invest in KP province. German Ambassador lauded the reforms agenda of KP government in various sectors and expressed his keen interest in investment in various sectors particularly in infrastructure development.
Chief Minister hinted that he will soon convene a meeting of respective departments to pinpoint areas for mutual collaboration with German government for investment in various sectors.