ACP urges Afghanistan to hold direct talks with Pakistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Congress Party (ACP) on Sunday announced support the ongoing peace talks and urged the government to directly talk with Pakistan to refrain from the country’s internal affairs.
The first round of face-to-face talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government was held in Islamabad last month. Both sides agreed to hold second round of talks, however, it was delayed following the death of Taliban’s leader Mullah Muhammad Omar.
Mustafa Kamal, head of the ACP, told reporters here that Pakistan was the supporter of Taliban and the government should initiate talks with Islamabad to ensure lasting peace and stability in the country.
Aziz Asifi, member of the ACP council, said Pakistan did not change its policies towards Afghanistan and stressed to hold talks with Pakistani authorities instead of Taliban.
He, however, said peace was the only way forward to achieve peace and alleged Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for their direct involvement in Afghanistan’s affairs.
Asafi also criticised Pakistan’s policies towards Afghan refugees and transit trade. The neighboring country was harassing refuges although Afghan authorities never bothered Pakistanis in Afghanistan.
Abdul Samad Hamid Poya, another member of the ACP, said Iran and Pakistan always creating problems for Afghan refugees particularly at times when political situations of the two countries with Afghanistan deteriorated.
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