- The Afghan Taliban delegation will meet FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi and PM Imran Khan.
- cMullah Baradar and his workforce’s final go to to Pakistan was in August to debate the Afghan peace course of.
ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Taliban Political Commission (TPC), headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will arrive in Islamabad right now on a three-day journey, introduced the Foreign Office on Wednesday.
The FO assertion stated that the Baradar and his delegation shall be in Pakistan from December 16-18, and are scheduled to satisfy Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“The visit of Taliban Political Commission delegation is part of Pakistan’s policy to reach out to key Afghan parties in the Afghan peace process with a view to facilitating the Intra-Afghan Negotiations, that commenced in Doha on 12 September 2020,” stated the FO.
The FO maintained that Pakistan will maintain supporting an “inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement for durable peace, stability, and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region”.
Last time Baradar and his workforce had visited Pakistan was in August to debate the Afghan peace course of.
‘Significant milestone in peace course of reached’
The go to comes days after US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad introduced that the Afghanistan peace course of has reached a “significant milestone”, with the 2 sides agreeing on the foundations and procedures for a complete ceasefire and political roadmap.
Khalilzad had stated on Twitter that the 2 sides had recognised a three-page settlement that codifies guidelines and procedures for negotiations on a political roadmap and a “comprehensive ceasefire”.
In this regard, Pakistan had welcomed the announcement of the settlement, saying it mirrored “a common resolve of parties to secure a negotiated settlement”.
“It is an [important] development contributing towards a successful outcome of Intra-Afghan Negotiations,” a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry stated on Twitter.
Afghans ‘should be the masters of their future’
Pakistan has been instrumental in persuading the Afghanistan authorities and the Taliban to debate choices for peace. The transfer by Islamabad goals to place an finish to the battle that has been raging for the previous 19 years in Afghanistan now.
However, Islamabad has repeatedly warned the world in opposition to spoilers within the peace course of, saying that New Delhi was in opposition to peace and stability within the war-torn nation.