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Play role in Afghan peace talks, Samiul Haq urged

Play role in Afghan peace talks, Samiul Haq urged

Oct 02, 2018 - 09:59

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has urged a Pakistani cleric known as the Father of Talibaninfo-icon to help efforts at arranging talks on ending the 17-year-old war.

An Afghan delegation issued the call at a meeting with Jamiat Ulemainfo-icon-i-Islam head Maulana Samiul Haq at Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak on Monday.

The visiting team included religious leaders, representatives of the Kabulinfo-icon government, former students of the seminary and the Afghan ambassador to Pakistaninfo-icon.

A statement from the seminary said the delegates appealed to Haq to play the role of a mediator between different Taliban factions as they considered him their elder.

At the meeting lasted two hours and a half, the delegation members promised accepting whatever decision the cleric took on reconciliation in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Maulana Sami told them that the Afghan issue was very complicated and its resolution was not an easy task for him. However, he said he wished to see a logical end to Afghan jihadinfo-icon and its result like freedom of the country and supremacy of Islam, as well as an end to bloodshed in Afghanistan.

He advised the delegation to arrange a meeting between sincere religious leaders and the Taliban without any interference from the United States and Pakistan at a secret place to understand each other’s aims.

Once the two sides agreed on basic things, demand for an end to the NATOinfo-icon mission in Afghanistan be raised, Haq proposed. All Afghan groups should sit together for a system in the country acceptable to its people.


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