Gulbuddin Hekmatyar appreciates Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace talks

Prime Minister Imran Khan meeting with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has expressed the importance of the Aghan peace talks in stabilizing the region

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Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday warned of dire consequences of spoilers, internal and external, in the way of Afghan peace talks.

Prime Minister Imran Khan was talking to Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who had called on the premier to discuss the peace process in Afghanistan. Gulbuddin has come to Pakistan on a three-day official visit.

Other than the obvious disruption of the stability of the region any hindrances to the peace and stability of Afghanistan would be detrimental to the potential prosperity that will be gained by economic progress within the region.

Read more: Afghanistan, the world’s least peaceful country: Who is responsible?

The Prime Minister also expressed earnest wishes for the success of the Afghan peace process. He said, remaining steadfast on his longstanding position that there was no military solution to Afghanistan’s issues. He reiterated his belief that only an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process could reach a working solution. This opportunity according to him, is a pivotal opportunity for leaders in Afghanistan to establish a lasting and enduring peace in the country.

Pakistan’s essential role in the Afghan peace talks

Underlining the positive contribution made by Pakistan towards facilitating the Afghan peace process, the prime minister hoped that the Afghan parties would work to secure an inclusive, broad-based, and comprehensive political settlement.

PM Khan also mentioned the contributions that Pakistan had made towards catalyzing the Afghan peace talks. He also expressed his hope that the parties involved in the peace talks would reach an inclusive, encompassing deal that will engage all parties.

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  1. My time in Afghanistan: https://themuslimtimes.info/2017/08/19/glimpses-into-the-life-of-a-global-nomad-part-four/comment-page-1/

    The time during the last King of Afghanistan was peaceful. He not only managed to balance all its tribes and keep them peaceful, but also managed to balance the international rivals. When the Russians built the airport of KABUL he permitted the American to build the airport of Kandahar. When the Russians built the road from the northern border to Kabul he permitted the Americans to build one from Kabul towards the South. The Germans trained the police, the Chinese assisted in Agriculture.

    The only mistake he made was to permit the Russians to train the air force. So they took advantage of it to kick out the KING, such is life… one cannot win all the time.

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