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Pakistan PM renews support for Afghan peace negotiations

Pakistan PM renews support for Afghan peace negotiations

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:46

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon has renewed its consistent support for multilateral efforts to put reconciliation talks between Kabulinfo-icon and the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon back on track.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, currently on a visit to Sri Lanka, said Pakistan had always stressed the need for an Afghan government that represented all communities.

Speaking at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo on Tuesday, he said Pakistan was waging a decisive battle against terror.

The Associated Press of Pakistan news agency quoted him as saying that terrorist sanctuaries and hideouts in the tribal badlands near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border were being wiped out.

Based on actionable intelligence, the premier added, Pakistani security forces dealt a body blow to sleeper cells of different militantoutfits.

“Radicalisation and global terrorism cannot be eliminated until its root causes are addressed,” Sharif stressed, calling for resilience in efforts for peace and stability.

The premier said he was also deeply touched by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s decision to fly to Lahore last month on his way back from Afghanistan. Over the next few days, foreign secretaries of the two countries will meet in Islamabad.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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