Pakistan supports peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government: ISPR

Published: February 19, 2015
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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef in a recent meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef in a recent meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan military has said it will support in all sincerity the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan but onus for such negotiations to succeed lies on the Afghan government and the Taliban.

While commenting about recent news reports appearing in a section of the press about peace talks between Afghan government and Afghan Taliban, a spokesman of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that reconciliation between the two parties to bring lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan always comes up during any meeting related to the country.

“Pakistan has always supported such process, and re-emphasised it to be absolutely transparent, Afghan-owned and Afghan-led,” the spokesman added.

The statement further said that while the onus for such negotiations to succeed lies on both the parties concerned, Pakistan in all sincerity will support the process, as peace in Afghanistan will contribute to peace in the region.

“We hope all stake holders will continue to act with responsibility not to allow detractors of peace to succeed.”

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Reader Comments (2)

  • abc
    Feb 19, 2015 - 7:11PM

    We should take them by clear response either you are with us or against. So that all the miscreants hiding in Afghanistan will be taken out by strategical ops. Recommend

  • singh
    Feb 19, 2015 - 9:33PM

    Actually, it should be the other way round that pak never supported peace talks between taliban & afghan govt. Even sartaj aziz knows that.@abc: Recommend

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