`Afghan solution minus Pak won`t be productive`

Pakistan was part of the solution to the Afghan problem, Yousuf Raza Gilani stressed.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011, 12:34 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan is part of the Afghanistan solution and any effort to address this issue minus Pakistan will not be productive, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Speaking in Peshawar on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said Pakistan supported the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

However, such a process should not destabilise Pakistan, Associated Press of Pakistan quoted Gilani as saying.

Pakistan was part of the solution to the Afghan problem and any effort towards this end minus Pakistan would remain unproductive, he stressed.

Islamabad wants a stable and prosperous Afghanistan, he said, adding that Pakistan had its own interest in the region which it would protect at all cost.

IANS