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Absence of sincere approach, will hurdles to peace

Absence of sincere approach, will hurdles to peace

Jul 02, 2015 - 16:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The absence of sincere mediators and strong determination are main hurdles in achieving durable peace and security in Afghanistaninfo-icon, speakers expressed these views at a meeting on Thursday. 

Several analysts initiated literary discourse session by the little known “Saba Fikar” organization. During the third round of discussion, two researchers presented their findings about local and foreign challenges that halted the peace process from moving forward.

Maulviinfo-icon Shehzada Shahid, spokesman of the High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC), and former Talibaninfo-icon diplomat Abdul Salam Zaeef presented and explained their view points on main hurdles to the peace process.

Shahid mentioned lack of strong determination for peace, public have not been united and officials have difference of opinions, foreign pressure over Taliban and government and interference of neighboring states were main hurdles in the way of peace process.

He pointed out that lack of good governance, unavailability of implementing law and the growing injustices in the country had also affected the peace process.

Zaeef said that every Afghan wanted peace but there was no balance between the two stakeholders, ruler and subject which should be balanced for peace and stability of the country.

Zaeef also seconded Shahid’s views and added that neither side had any clear and strategic plan regarding peace process. Both parties had foreign support who did not permit them for peace and stability in the country, he added.

“It is impossible for both government and Taliban to reach to reconciliation without any sincere mediator,” the former Taliban diplomat noted.


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