PM Imran Khan discussed the peace process and ceasefire in telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani. Khan emphasised the importance of all Afghan parties working for reduction in violence leading to ceasefire.
PM Khan in his telephonic conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday, stressed on establishing ceasefire and Pakistan’s support for the decisions that the Afghan people will take about their future.
Appreciating 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.
“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.
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.”
The talks come as the head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah is expected to visit Pakistan in coming days.