Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

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.

Pakistan agrees to free some Taliban prisoners

Pakistan agrees to free some Taliban prisoners

Nov 15, 2012 - 08:33

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon) Responding to an appeal by the Afghan government, Pakistaninfo-icon has agreed to release several Talibaninfo-icon prisoners as part of its support for the effort to end the conflict in Afghanistaninfo-icon, according to a joint statement released by the Peace Council and the Pakistani Foreign Ministry.

The statement did not specify the number of the detainees being released but said the decision was made "in support of peace and reconciliation process and in response to the request of the Afghan government and High Peace Councilinfo-icon."

Led by Salahuddin Rabbani, the peace council delegation has held extensive talks with Pakistani military and civilian leaders in the past three days. 

In the declaration issued by the peace council and the Pakistani foreign ministry, the two sides called on the Taliban to sever ties with al-Qaeda and other international terrorist networks. 

The statement said that Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US would facilitate safe passage to potential negotiators to advance the peace process.

To facilitate the peace talks,  Afghanistan and Pakistan will work with international partners to remove from the UN sanctions list the names of potential negotiators for the Taliban and other groups, the statement said. 



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