Pak welcomes Afghan council’s suggestion to launch Taliban prisoners

Islamabad, August 9

Pakistan on Sunday welcomed a standard Afghan council’s suggestion to launch the remaining 400 Taliban members, expressing hope that the transfer will assist in an early begin to negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring sides.

The conventional Afghan council concluded Sunday with a whole lot of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members.

“We hope that with the implementation of this step relating to the prisoners’ release, as envisaged in the US-Taliban Peace Agreement, the intra-Afghan negotiations will commence at the earliest,” the Foreign Office (FO) mentioned in a press release.

The deal negotiated between the US and Taliban requires the federal government to free 5,000 prisoners and for the Taliban to free 1,000 authorities and army personnel in its custody as a goodwill gesture forward of the beginning of negotiations.

It mentioned Pakistan repeatedly emphasised that the Afghan leaders should seize this historic alternative and work collectively constructively via intra-Afghan negotiations to safe a complete, broad-based and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

The worldwide neighborhood should additionally reinforce its assist for the success of intra-Afghan negotiations for sustained and sturdy peace and stability in Afghanistan.

For its half, Pakistan has constantly supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation course of. Pakistan’s optimistic contribution to the method is internationally recognised, mentioned the FO.

Pakistan reaffirmed its assist for a peaceable, secure, united, democratic, sovereign and affluent Afghanistan, at peace with itself and with its neighbours, in accordance with the FO. PTI


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