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since the developments of January 3, Pakistan reached out and contributed towards a collective objective of peace. “Pakistan has consistently emphasized the importance of restraint and diffusion of tensions. Pakistan will not be part of any conflict in the region and will always be partner to peace,” she added. Asked why U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo telephoned Army Chief General QamarJavedBajwa instead of his counterpart at the Foreign Office to discuss ongoing situation, she said: “Interactions between Pakistan and the U.S. take place at several levels and through several channels as the focus remains to build a stronger relationship”. About prospects of Afghan peace in the wake of Middle East crisis, she said Foreign Minister Qureshi during all his interactions with counterparts emphasized that the situation must not affect peace process in Afghanistan.