Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday urged Afghan leaders to seize the opportunity for peace
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday urged Afghan leaders to seize the opportunity for peace.
Talking to the outgoing Afghan envoy Shukrullah Atif Mashal, who paid a farewell call on him, Mr Qureshi said: “Afghan leadership should seize this historic opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, broad-based and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan”.
Intra-Afghan talks are expected to begin in the next few days in Doha, Qatar, though no date has been officially announced as yet.
The presidential decree to set free the remaining 400 of the 5,000 Taliban prisoners, whose release was agreed under the US-Taliban agreement signed in February, paved the way for the start of the talks.