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PM to Chair Cabinet Meeting Today

Islamabad (August 29, 2017): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair federal cabinet meeting today which will deliberate over US Policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

The cabinet is scheduled to meet today at Prime Minister House. Sources said that the federal cabinet will discuss Trump’s new policy and his threats to Pakistan.

The federal cabinet will also mull over Pakistan strategy regarding the new US policy for the region.

They said that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will brief the cabinet over revenue collection.

They added that the FBR will inform the cabinet about the measures being taken to broaden tax net.It is to be mentioned here that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday criticized US President Donald Trump’s strategy for America’s longest-running war in Afghanistan, saying it is poised to fail like the plans of his predecessors.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the prime minister stressed the need for a political settlement in Afghanistan.

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He said that from day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked and it will not work.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said we do not intend to allow anybody to fight Afghanistan’s battle on Pakistan’s soil and Islamabad doesn’t harbour terrorists. Pakistan is willing to work with all countries, including India for peace in the region.The prime minister said the Afghan government should itself deal with Taliban, saying “we are ready to provide any support to them if they required.”

Meanwhile, in its reports Bloomberg said Pakistan government stance may complicate Trump’s plan for the region after he pledged more US troops for Afghanistan.Failure by Trump to resolve the Afghan war risks even greater financial and human cost for the US, could leave it bogged down further in the conflict.

The report said the war has cost the US about 714 billion dollars and several thousand lives.

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