Pakistan to host Afghan leaders for peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to host prominent Afghan political leaders at a conference in a bid to speed up the intra-Afghan peace process as the U.S.-led foreign military withdrawal from the neighbouring country nears completion. 

Pakistan has taken the diplomatic step to avoid an expected civil war and violence in the neighbouring country after the sudden withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Islamabad wanted to end the prevailing uncertain situation in the country.

The peace conference will be held in Pakistan between July 17th to 19th.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry also confirmed this development and said that Pakistan is continuing its efforts to achieve stability and security in Afghanistan.

In a tweet, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and invited him to attend a “special” conference on the Afghanistan situation the country would organise soon.

He said Pakistan was hosting a special conference on Afghanistan and details in that regard would be revealed soon.

The information minister said that key Afghan leaders, including Hamid Karzai, have been invited to attend the proposed conference.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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