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Afghans doubt Pakistan claims willing to revive peace talks

(Last Updated On: October 11, 2015)

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday his government was trying to revive stalled peace talks between representative of Afghan government and the Taliban.

“We are now trying to resume the (peace) process and pray to God to crown our efforts with success,” Sharif said.

Islamabad always talks about their efforts to resume Afghan peace talks in words, but Kabul government has never confirmed that Pakistan is sincere on these efforts to bring a permanent peace in Afghanistan.

Afghan politicians believe Pakistan want to deceive Afghans and the international community by this type of announcements.

“We should not hear Pakistan, Pakistan raises peace voices to decrease pressures by the International community, the government of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan,” Zakaria Zakaria Member of Parliament from Kabul said.

Ghulam Farooq Majroh another MP from western Herat province said,” Pakistan plans a conspiracy and then recommends a plan to the government of Afghanistan. This is another huge conspiracy by Pakistan”.

Pakistan hosted the first round of talks between the two sides in July. But a second round of scheduled talks was postponed after the Afghan government revealed that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had been dead for two years.

Sharif questioned the timing of the announcement saying I don’t know who and why has released the news about the death of Mullah Omar as two days was left to begin second rounds of direct talks with Taliban.

“The news of Mullah Omar should not have been broken just before the start of the second round of talks. I don’t know who broke this news and why it was done so just two days before the start of the second round, is still a mystery,” he said.

This comes as recently the state department of US announced that US has provided $250 million in aid to Pakistan to fight against the terrorists in its country.

Reported by: Fahim Noori

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