WASHINGTON: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that Pakistan wanted good relations with all countries, especially with the neighbours. In an interview to Russian media in Washington, he said that no one should expect Pakistan to sever ties with China and Iran. Bilawal said that the war in Afghanistan was being stretched too far and the United States had forgotten for what reasons and purpose it had come to the Afghan land. “More than 75 percent area in Afghanistan is witnessing terror attacks. The militants control over 45 percent of the Afghan land,” he said, adding that Pakistan wanted peace in Afghanistan, but the peace process should be led by the Afghan people. He said that the US and NATO had failed in Afghanistan and both should admit their failures and devise the future strategy to deal with the situation. Responding to question about Arab spring movements, Bilawal said that these movements had restored democracy and appeased the Western world. He, however, said that it was the right of the people of a country to decide their fate, including those in Syria. Bilawal said that Pakistan and Russia were coming closer to each other and PPP wanted relationship with each country on the basis of respect and equality. Published in Daily Times, February 14th 2018.