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Aziz stresses efforts for result-oriented peace talks

Aziz stresses efforts for result-oriented peace talks

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Sep 12, 2015 - 22:30

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Saturday acknowledged its relations with Afghanistaninfo-icon had been strained by a recent string of deadly attacks in Kabulinfo-icon.

Following the bombings, particularly in the Shah Shaheed neighbourhood of Kabul, senior Afghan leaders hit out at Pakistan for failing to keep its promises.

President Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan of failing to rein in terrorists hiding on its soil and allowing insurgents to continue training in areas near the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

Speaking at an event in the port city of Karachi, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz stressed the early resumption of peace talks.

He said: “But Afghanistan must understand that mere talks with Talibaninfo-icon were not enough to ensure peace. Efforts must be directed at making these talks result-oriented.”

The ongoing operation Zarb-i-Azb in Pakistan’s tribal region near the Afghanistan border had been a success, the advisor claimed, saying the offensive was nearing its end.

Addressing a forum of foreign ministers at the Institute of Business Administration, Aziz said: “The operation is 90 per cent complete and most terrorists have been killed while some have escaped into Afghanistan.”

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