ISLAMABAD: Consular Service on Thursday claimed that Pakistan was hosting a three-day conference on Afghanistan to give a fresh inspiration to the efforts for peace there.
“Pakistan is hosting the Afghan Peace Conference on July 17-19 … to give momentum to the continuous initiatives for peace in Afghanistan,” Consular Service Representative Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated at the weekly media rundown.
Afghanistan’s political management has actually been invited to the conference.
According to Tolo News, 21 popular Afghan leaders consisting of Abdullah Abdullah, Karim Khalili, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Salahuddin Rabbani, Ismail Khan, Ata Mohammad Noor, Sayed Hamed Gailani, Sayed Eshaq Gailani, Batur Dostum as well as Mirwais Yasini have actually been invited to the meeting in Islamabad.
Mr Chaudhri stated a number of them have currently validated their participation.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to prolong an invitation to Head of state Ashraf Ghani. Both of them are currently in Uzbekistan and also would with each other attend a seminar on regional connection on Friday Taliban, the spokesperson clarified, were not among the guests as they had currently checked out Pakistan often times as well as held in-depth discussions on the tranquility procedure.
“The objective of the forthcoming peace conference is to engage with and seek advice from all sides on the Covering peace process. We hope that this conference will certainly give inspiration to the recurring efforts for peace in Afghanistan,” the spokesman stated while describing the purpose of the conference.
There are reports that the seminar could be delayed due to the fact that its timing encounter go to of several of the invitees to Doha for a meeting with Taliban over the weekend break.
The meeting in Islamabad is being held at once when withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan is nearing completion and also Taliban have actually made considerable territorial gains.
On the other hand, the peace talks in Doha have been stalemated.
It is been afraid by Pakistan and local nations that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan can cause a security vacuum, which could be exploited by terrorist organisations.
“As the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan is nearing conclusion, we remain worried at the developing security scenario in Afghanistan. We once more reiterate the imperative of a political settlement in Afghanistan,” Mr Chaudhri said.
He advised the worldwide neighborhood to continue to be involved with Afghanistan after the departure of foreign pressures. “Promoting restoration and economic development in the post-conflict Afghanistan is necessary for making certain lasting tranquility as well as stability in Afghanistan,” he stated.
“This is the time that pals and also partners of Afghanistan should remain very closely engaged to advance shared objectives as well as purposes,” he highlighted.