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Reliance on just military force in Afghanistan needs reality check, Pakistan tells UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said at the United Nations that it is delusionary to think that simply executing a strategy of force and coercion in Afghanistan will work when the past 17 years show otherwise. Speaking in the Security Council debate on Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that Afghanistan and its partners, including the US, should focus on challenges inside Afghanistan rather than shift the onus for ending the conflict onto others. She told the 15-member council…