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Muslims, be they in Afghanistan or in Pakistan should never have been at war amongst themselves under any banner whatsoever. However, since history is history, and all this has happened, let us now find a peaceful solution in Pakistan

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Our brave Pashtuns bore the ill effects of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and have now borne the brunt of the War on Terror. In 1947 the brave tribes of Pashtuns won for Pakistan what is today a major part of Azad Kashmir. In 1965 and in 1971 the brave tribal lashkars came to Kashmir and fought side by side with the Pakistan Army voluntarily. The gallant and patriotic Pashtun tribes guarded Pakistan’s western borders without the presence of even a single regular soldier on those borders during the 1965 and 71 Wars with India

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The now controversial International War on Terror has also gotten so localized that it is compressed from an international arena into the Pashtun belt of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Pashtuns deserve peace and progress on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. While the world rebuilds Afghanistan I promise the Pashtuns on Pakistan side of the border that, with or without world assistance, Pakistan will develop the entire Pashtun belt of Pakistan at a fast pace as we earn our peace

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Modest estimates show that Pakistan’s economy has suffered to the tune of nearly 100 billion dollars because of the Afghanistan turmoil that has spilled over into Pakistan and engulfed it for over a decade. According to estimates the loss of life stands at around 60000 people dead in violence of sorts

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The present turmoil in the region which was not created by Pakistan but has engulfed Pakistan in a never ending vicious cycle of violence must come to an end. We can ill afford violence in Pakistan while we embark upon our quest for all round progress and prosperity. In fact, peace in Afghanistan is of paramount importance to both, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Therefore, while Pakistan will try and earn its own peace, as it deems fit, the UN, USA and NATO must accelerate their efforts to negotiate peace in Afghanistan

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Additionally, the price Pakistan has paid for having been in the thick of the situation arising out of the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the then super power i.e. the erstwhile USSR has been colossal. What Pakistan has had to face because of the USA/NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been even worse and the trauma is, as yet, ongoing

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