Taliban delegation meets Imran Khan, discusses Afghan peace process

Last Updated: Oct 04 2019 19:26
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ISLAMABAD- On Thursday, a high-level Taliban delegation led by the group's co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed the Afghan peace process and other issues of mutual interest.

During the meeting, Khan stressed the need for peace in Afghanistan, which he termed was crucial for regional stability. He also assured that Islamabad would continue its efforts for peace in Kabul, reported Geo news.

Pakistan wished for the talks to resume "to smooth the path for durable, long-lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan", Qureshi was quoted as saying in a statement."War is not a solution to any problem. Talks are the only and positive solution to establish peace in Afghanistan," he added.

"The Taliban are a proxy of Pakistan, of not just of Pakistan, but Pakistan's intelligence agency. Afghanistan would never accept to be ruled by Pakistanis," Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib.