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Samiul Haq hails US offer of talks with Taliban

Samiul Haq hails US offer of talks with Taliban

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Jul 19, 2018 - 08:40

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):  An influential Pakistani cleric has hailed the Trump administration’s offer of direct talks with the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon.

Jamiat Ulemainfo-icon-i-Islami-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq welcomed the US overture as a pragmatic move. He said talks were the only way to restore peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The US should acknowledge the fact the Taliban were a political and military reality in the conflict-torn country, he said in a statement on Wednesday.

The JUI-S chief also underlined the need for finding a way of an honourable US pullout from Afghanistan.

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