Afghan NSA’s remarks contradict his own peace overture with Pakistan – Daily Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghan National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar’s statements about the Taliban and Pakistan in his recent visit to the United States are being seen as contrary to his own initiative to bridge trust gap with the neighbourly country.

Atmar’s move to invite his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Janjua to Kabul on March 17 was seen as a major confidence building measure since President Ashraf Ghani used the occasion to invite Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Kabul for a visit. Official and diplomatic sources told Daily Times on Sunday that Prime Minister Abbasi has accepted the invitation and his visit to Kabul is being scheduled, most probably, in early April.

“Pakistan kidnaps and holds hostage families of those Taliban and fighters who want to join reconciliation with Afghanistan as most of the families of jihadi commanders live in Pakistan,” Atmar told Voice of America’s Pashto Ashna Radio in Washington…. Read More on Daily Pakistan