Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Sharif may play vital role in peace deal: Waqad

Sharif may play vital role in peace deal: Waqad

Jul 15, 2013 - 13:08

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Members of the High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) are optimistic that Pakistaninfo-icon's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could play a vital role in brokering a peace deal between the Karzai administration and the Talibaninfo-icon, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Qazi Amin Waqad, a senior member of HPC, told the Express Tribune: “We are hopeful that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will help in promoting the peace process in Afghanistaninfo-icon. He dismissed the impression that dividing Afghanistan had been Pakistan’s policy.

“We should not doubt Pakistan’s intentions because this leads to mistrust. Instead we need to bridge the trust deficit,” he said, rejecting President Karzai's allegation that Islamabad had suggested a power-sharing between Kabul and the Taliban.

Waqad said: “I was disappointed by Karzai’s remarks. Afghanistan has neither been divided in the past nor will it be in the future.” he said, adding the council pinned high hopes on Sharif's role in Afghan peace and reconciliation.

The peace negotiator recalled Sharif's contribution to brokering the Islamabad Peace Accord in 1993, when he handed over his office to senior jihadi leaders for 12 days and provided his special plane to fly the Afghan leaders to Saudi Arabia for sealing the deal there.

PAN Monitor/mud


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update