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QCG to enlist Ulema’s help to bring Afghan Taliban to negotiating table – The Express Tribune Pakistan

KARACHI: The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) has agreed on a ‘three-step political process’ in a bid to resurrect a moribund peace initiative in Afghanistan, Daily Express has learnt from top government sources in Islamabad. More »

How to bring peace in Afghanistan – Pakistan Observer

THERE was nothing new in the President Donald Trump’s South Asia policy, announced on August 21, 2017. Much conjectured and trumpeted as, US new Afghan policy, it was same old blame game on Pakistan, while emphasizing an enhanced role for More »

KARACHI: On Pakistan’s advice, Afghanistan has decided to restart the reconciliation process to maintain peace in the region.Pakistan has assured Afghanistan of full cooperation in this regard, informed sources in the federal government said on Tuesday. More »

 

Jakarta To Share Its Experiences With HPC Chief – Tolo News

The High Peace Council chairman who is visiting Indonesia will hold discussions with officials on a range of issues around the quest for peace.

The Chairman Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili is in Indonesia where he will hold discussions with high-ranking Indonesian officials including President Joko Widodo.

The Indonesian embassy in Kabul has said that the trip, from November 19 to 25, by the HPC delegates comes as part of the follow up meeting between President Ashraf Ghani and his Indonesian counterpart Widodo.

“The purpose of the visit is to have exchange of views and share lessons learnt, and reinforce both countries’ experience dealing with…. Read More on Tolo News

Transparent Elections Key to Afghanistan’s Stability: Abdullah – Tolo News

Addressing a forum in Washington the CEO said the government and election commissions are trying hard to regain the public’s trust in elections.

CEO Abdullah Abdullah has said that timely and fair  elections in Afghanistan would have a significant impact on the peace and security in the country.

Abdullah, who is in Washington, also called for more solid and comprehensive efforts to be made to ensure that the next elections are held on time and in a transparent way.

The government and the independent election commission is trying to regain public trust in elections by holding transparent and well organized polls, Abdullah said in a speech at the Special Operations Policy Forum in Washington.

“The electoral reform process started unfortunately a bit late,” he said.

However he added that the election law was now in place.

“Then there is the independent election commission of Afghanistan and the independent elections complaints commission which are in…. Read more on Tolo News

Afghan women’s political participation essential for peace, say Panjshir leaders – Reliefweb

BAZARAK – The participation of women in political processes is essential to achieving peace and countering violent extremism, stressed participants at a UN-backed event in Bazarak, the capital of the central province of Panjshir.

Attended by government officials, representatives from the department of women’s affairs and other community leaders, the event enabled participants to underscore the need for greater involvement of women in peace negotiations and political processes in the region.

“Without the involvement of women, political and decision-making processes are incomplete,” said Rahila Attayee, a member of the provincial council, stressing that the absence of women in any peace initiative is a lost opportunity.

Mahmood Hassan, head of Panjshir’s religious affairs department, underscored the importance of women’s rights across the political, economic and cultural spectrums, and …. Read More on Reliefweb

News Analysis: Regional countries could play active role in finding solution to Afghan conflict – Xinhuanet

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — As the United States and its Western allies do not have any plan to press for a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan and regional stakeholders insist there is no military solution to the Afghan problem and a political solution is imperative for lasting peace and stability.

Regional countries including Pakistan, China, Iran, Russia and Central Asian States are engaged in diplomatic efforts to encourage peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government as their concerns are rapidly growing over the lack of progress on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Analysts are of the view that the Afghan crisis has contributed towards regional instability, power struggles, regional polarization, economic degeneration…. Read More on Xinhuanet

We support Afghan-led peace process: US defense chief – Pajhwok News

BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): US defense secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that NATO’s multifaceted support to Afghanistan shows the country is important for the alliance and they would support it.

Speaking in Brussels after attending the alliance defense ministerial meeting here, Mattis said the meeting discussed the US new strategy on the South Asia and peace in Afghanistan. He said NATO supported an Afghan-led reconciliation process.

Before Mattis, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg told reporters the defense ministers agreed to increase the size of the…. Read More on Pajhwok News

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan to step up cooperation on counter-terrorism – Pakistan Today

BEIJING: China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to step up cooperation on counter-terrorism and security and join hands to address the threat posed by terrorism and jointly uphold the security and stability of the three countries and the region at large, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Thursday.

During the Trilateral Vice-Ministerial consultation on counter-terrorism and security among China, Pakistan and Afghanistan recently held in the Chinese Capital, all the three countries agreed that the three parties should step up cooperation on counter-terrorism and security and join hands to address the threat posed by…. Read More on Pakistan Today

UN says at least 10 civilians died in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US – The Guardian

  • Pentagon insists no civilians died in bombing of Kunduz on Saturday
  • UN mission: ‘Credible reports that at least 10 civilians’ killed in airstrike

Protest agaAfghan civilians hold pictures of the victims and damages caused by US airstrikes, during a protest in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Photograph: Najim Raheem/EPA

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an airstrike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a US military investigation that found no civilian deaths.

In a series of messages on Twitter, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said interviews with multiple survivors, medics, elders and others gave it strong reason to believe that civilians were among…. Read More on  The Guardian

Indonesia Reaffirms Commitment to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan – Jakarta Globe

Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to support the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan during a meeting in Kabul between Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday (06/11). (Photo courtesy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry)

Jakarta. Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to support the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan during a meeting in Kabul between Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday (06/11).

“Indonesia remains committed to support Afghanistan in the peace process and reconciliation,” Retno said, as quoted in a statement.

She added that as the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia stands ready to “offer whatever we can do to contribute to peace-building in Afghanistan.”

According to Arrmanatha Nasir, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Retno’s visit is a follow-up to Ghani’s visit to Indonesia earlier in April.

Indonesia and Afghanistan at that time agreed to step up cooperation, particularly focusing on peace-building, capacity-building, trade and investment.

Retno’s visit marks the first by an Indonesian foreign minister to…. Read More on Jakarta Globe