PM assures Ghani of support to Afghan peace process | Pakistan Today

PM assures Ghani of support to Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support to Afghan peace process and noted the positive results of these efforts culminating in the Unites States-Taliban peace agreement and the commencement of intra-Afghan negotiations.
In his telephonic conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday, the prime minister also appreciated the steps taken by relevant sides to enable the start of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha. He emphasised the importance of all Afghan parties working for reduction in violence leading to ceasefire.
The premier further underscored that all Afghan stakeholders must seize this historic opportunity and work together to secure an inclusive and comprehensive political agreement through the Afghan-led and Afghan-owed process. “All Afghan stakeholders should grab this historic opportunity,” he said and added that the Afghan leadership should work jointly for a comprehensive political agreement. He said that Pakistan will fully support the decisions that the Afghan people will take about their future.
It is pertinent to mention here that on September 11, welcoming the momentous intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in Qatar, PM Imran expressed his contentment in a statement. “Finally, our combined efforts have brought forth the day,” the premier had tweeted welcoming the inception of long-awaited talks. He had added that it was the day that the “Afghan people have been yearning for.”
PM Imran had said that Afghanistan remained embattled with bloodshed and controversies for over 40 years. “For more than 40 years, Afghans have suffered from continued conflict and bloodshed,” he had said and added that Pakistan has endured the fall-out which ensued “terrorism, loss of precious lives, and huge economic cost.”