Pakistan mentioned on Thursday that it’ll host a peace conference on Afghanistan over the weekend to help efforts for bringing stability within the war-torn neighbouring nation.
“I can confirm that Pakistan is hosting the Afghan Peace Conference on 17-19 July,” Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry mentioned.
He mentioned that the conference, which might be attended by quite a lot of Afghan leaders, will present momentum to the continuing efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
Earlier, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic dialog with Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai and invited him to attend the conference.
“The most vital Afghan management, together with Hamid Karzai, has been invited to attend the proposed conference. It is hoped that new hopes for an answer to Afghanistan’s issues shall be woke up on account of this vital improvement, he mentioned.
The News International newspaper had reported that a number of Afghan leaders have promised to attend the conference.
Pakistan has been accused of making an attempt to assist the Taliban combating for supremacy in Afghanistan and the upcoming conference appears to be an effort to assuage that impression.
Taliban militants have seized dozens of districts in current weeks and are actually thought to management a few third of the nation, forward of the withdrawal of US and Western troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
Under a cope with the Taliban, the US and its NATO allies agreed to withdraw all troops in return for a dedication by the militants that they might stop extremist teams from working in areas they management.
Meanwhile, the FO spokesman mentioned that Pakistan was involved over the evolving scenario in Afghanistan.
“As the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan is nearing completion, we stay involved on the evolving safety scenario in Afghanistan. We as soon as once more reiterate the crucial of a political settlement in Afghanistan, he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned Pakistan has performed an vital function within the Afghan Peace Process and it stays dedicated to facilitate the method in future as effectively. However, in the end, it’s the Afghans themselves who’ve to resolve about their future.
He known as on all Afghan stakeholders to work out an inclusive, broad-based and complete political settlement for sturdy peace and stability in Afghanistan.
He additionally mentioned that financial integration and regional connectivity can’t be achieved with out peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has a direct stake for peace in Afghanistan as a result of the safety scenario in Afghanistan has a direct bearing on the safety scenario within the nation and any safety vacuum in Afghanistan might be exploited by spoilers, he mentioned.