Kabul taking steps to cut peace deal with Pakistan: Ghani

Published: November 20, 2017
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: REUTERS

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: REUTERS

Afghanistan’s president has said that his administration has taken “necessary steps” to reach a peace deal with Pakistan, according to Khamaa Press.

Ashraf Ghani was speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province. He also sought to quash the “impression” that Kabul wanted to destabilise Pakistan.

He said neither his government nor the Afghan nation wanted to destabilise Pakistan. “Afghanistan will not allow its soil to be used by anyone to harm Pakistan,” he added.

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President Ghani also dismissed as baseless the perception that his administration’s strategy regarding peace and reconciliation were not clear.

He was apparently referring to his previous remarks where he insisted that talks with Pakistan were important before peace dialogue with insurgent groups in Afghanistan.

Afghan officials have long criticised Pakistan for allegedly sheltering the Taliban and the Haqqani network on its soil – a charge Islamabad has vehemently denied.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Saira Khan
    Nov 20, 2017 - 5:50AM

    This guy is a liar. He dances to the tune of Indian money. Recommend

  • Najeeb Jamal
    Nov 20, 2017 - 11:46PM

    There should not be the concept of good and bad Taliban. Terrorists ought to be eliminated no matter where they are or from where they belong. Hence, both Pakistan & Afghanistan shall collaboratively eradicate this menace product. Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 28, 2018 - 2:36PM

    @Najeeb Jamal:
    It is fool hardy of kabul rulers to deny the existance of civil war in the country afghan taliban forces resistance against the presence of foreign troops is a domstic problem. Pakistan has played no role in this war. of attrition.

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  • Idrees Janjua
    Jan 30, 2018 - 11:04AM

    Pakistani rulers should protect the interests of Pakistan only and forget about afghan or USA. I feel Afghans and Americans are not sincere with Pakistani Nation and we should make efforts for the stability and prosperity of Pakistan only.Recommend

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