Speakers See Afghanistan's Peace Process, A Way Forward
Faizan Hashmi 11 days ago Mon 05th April 2021 | 06:20 PM
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Apr, 2021 ) :The speakers at an in-house discussion on "The prospects of Peace in Afghanistan and the role of Pakistan and other regional partners" Monday noted that the peace talks was the only way forward for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as in the region.
The seminar was held here at Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar Monday wherein former ambassador of Pakistan in Afghanistan Rustam Shah Mohmand, General Asad Durrani, Prof Azmat Hayat Khan, Brig Saad, Prof Adnan Sarwar, Prof Hussain Shaheed Soharwardi and Prof Shabir Ahmad Khan participated.
Rustam Shah Momand said that the continuous war and instability had been resulting in the loss of several precious lives in Afghanistan, while drug addiction and poverty multiplied the issues in the country.
He said the Taliban have been entirely changed now and they are seeking extra-regional financial and diplomatic support for peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan and therefore have been more accommodating.
Prof Shabir Ahmad Khan, Director Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar said that working towards peace and development of Afghanistan was a shared regional responsibility and the immediate neighbors of Afghanistan should have to make coordinated efforts to help Afghan peace process.
He said Afghans throughout their history had sought foreign assistance to resolve their internal issues and therefore the peace implementation needed to be mediated and supervised regionally.