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PM terms US Taliban deal harbinger of Afghan peace and reconciliation process

01 March, 2020 00:01

PM terms US Taliban deal harbinger of Afghan peace and reconciliation process to end decades of war and suffering of the Afghan people.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said this in a tweet on Saturday night.
He said Pakistan welcomes the Doha peace agreement signed between the US and Afghan Taliban.

PM terms US Taliban deal harbinger

He reiterated Pakistan’s committment to playing its role in ensuring the agreement holds and succeeds in bringing peace to Afghanistan.
Prime Minister reminded that he has always maintained that a political solution, no matter how complex, is the only meaningful path to peace.

He said now all stakeholders have to ensure that spoilers are kept at bay.

He said that his prayers for peace for the Afghan people who have suffered four decades of bloodshed.
Earlier, US and Taliban signed peace deal in Doha which Western media portrayed would end war in Afghanistan.

AP reported that the United States and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America’s longest.

US Taliban sign peace accord

The signing could help President Donald Trump fulfill a key campaign promise to extract America from its “endless wars.”

Under the agreement, the U.S. will begin withdrawing thousands of troops.

However, US will do so in exchange for Taliban commitments to prevent Afghanistan from being a launchpad for terrorist attacks.

US representative Zalmay Khalilzad meets Pakistan Foreign Minister in Doha

Afghan Taliban orders halt to attacks ahead of deal with US.

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Earlier, Afghan Taliban ordered its fighters to halt attacks.

While talking to the media in Kabul, Taliban’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid disclosed this.

He said that the Taliban ordered all its fighters to refrain from any kind of attack ahead of signing of an agreement with the US diplomats aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan.

He also expressed hope that the US remain committed to its promises during the negotiation and peace deal.

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