Intra-Afghan talks provide historic opportunity to Afghan leaders for peace: PM

News Desk

Intra-Afghan Negotiations provide a historic opportunity to the Afghan leaders for achieving durable peace and stability through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

This has been stated by the Prime Minister Imran Khan while talking to Taliban Political Commission, headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Islamabad on Friday. The discussions focused on the progress in the Afghan peace process and the way forward.

During the meeting Imran Khan reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. He expressed hope that the Afghan parties would continue to build on the recent positive developments in the Intra-Afghan Negotiations.

The Prime Minister has underscored Pakistan’s consistent support to an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement. He also underlined the need to be vigilant about the role of spoilers, who continue to make attempts to disrupt and derail the peace process.

PM Imran Khan expressed concern over the high level of violence and called on all sides for reduction in violence leading to ceasefire. He also highlighted peace and stability in Afghanistan and said it will provide a strong impetus to economic development, regional integration, and connectivity, benefitting Afghanistan and the region.

The visit of Taliban Political Commission is part of Pakistan’s serious efforts to facilitate Afghan peace process to achieve a peaceful, stable, united, independent, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan.