Pakistan has reportedly called on Taliban group to talk to the Afghan government so that the 17-year war could end.



Pakistan has reportedly called on Taliban group to talk to the Afghan government so that the 17-year war could end.
“We want them to sit together. It is for Afghans to sort out their problems and as long as they do not sit down and talk to each other, outsiders can do little to help them,” Foreign Minis¬ter Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a conversation with Dawn on Thursday.

Pakistan last month facilitated a meeting between the United States and the Tali¬ban in Abu Dhabi, which was also attended by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Mr Qureshi late last month undertook a whirlwind regional tour visiting Afghanistan, Iran, China and Russia, Turkey and Qatar to facilitate Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process.

Earlier this week, Mr Qureshi during a meeting with Afghan president’s special envoy for regional consensus for Afghan peace Umer Daudzai in Islamabad assured him that Pakistan would do all to help the people of Afghanistan see the earliest possible end to bloodshed.


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