ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden go to to Afghanistan has value the nationwide kitty lower than that of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Asif Zardari’s journeys to the neighbouring nation, it emerged on Saturday.
A complete of $11,000 have been spent on PM Imran Khan’s go to to Kabul, Daily Jang reported on Saturday.
The premier was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, DG Inter-Services Intelligence General Faiz Hameed, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood and different civil-military officers on the one-day go to.
In comparability, former premier Nawaz Sharif’s 2015 official journey to Afghanistan had value $58,000 and Raja Pervez Ashraf’s 2012 go to had value $51,000.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s 2009 go to value the nationwide exchequer $44,000.
PM Imran Khan’s go to
PM Imran Khan’s Kabul go to was in step with what has been described because the “shared vision between Afghanistan and Pakistan to support peace and stability in both countries and the wider region”.
The transfer got here in a bid to strengthen the momentum of improved ties between the 2 international locations.
“My visit to Kabul was another step towards conveying Pakistan’s commitment to peace in Afghanistan,” the premier wrote on Twitter after arriving again dwelling. “I have never believed in military solutions which is why I always believed that in Afghanistan peace will be achieved through political dialogue.”
“After the Afghans, we have the greatest stake in this peace as it will allow for connectivity and trade, bringing prosperity to both Afghans & Pakistanis,” he continued.
“Our people in the tribal areas, who have suffered the ravages of the war in Afghanistan, will especially benefit from peace and trade.”