A delegation of Afghanistan’s Ulema Council has traveled to Islamabad to discuss holding an Afghan-Pakistan bilateral meeting about peace and security.


A delegation of Afghanistan’s Ulema Council has traveled to Islamabad to discuss holding an Afghan-Pakistan bilateral meeting about peace and security.
The seven-member delegation headed by Ataullah Ludin, a member of the Afghan Ulema Council, has traveled to Islamabad last Friday.
“the delegation led by Ataullah Ludin will discuss the date, Agenda, and the number of religious scholar participants with the Pakistani Ulema,” said Sayed Ehsan Tahiri, a spokesman for the High Peace Council (HPC). “the meeting will soon be held in Islamabad,” he added.
Afghan HPC hopes the religious scholars’ meeting about security and peace in Afghanistan from the religious perspective will turn into a process, having tangible results.

In June, more than 2,000 Afghan religious scholars from around the country issued a fatwa, an Islamic directive, saying “the ongoing war in Afghanistan is forbidden under the Islamic law”.
In May, Afghan and Pakistani religious scholars joined Indonesia clerics in a trilateral conference in Indonesia that declared suicide bombings against Islam and also called for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. A 15-member Pakistani delegation had forced the Indonesian and Afghan scholars to remove the Taliban name from the declaration.
In July, Saudi Arabia hosted an international conference of Islamic scholars, who declared Taliban war as “forbidden in Islam” in a declaration.

Earlier, Afghan and Pakistani religious scholars have separately issued Fatwas against the lack of religious legitimacy of the war in Afghanistan.


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