Pakistan is crucial to Afghan Peace Talks, despite Khan’s blunder – Daily Times

Special representative for Afghan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting the region this week as Washington increases efforts to negotiate a peace settlement. The peace envoy’s tour comes in the midst of the rebuke over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s suggestion that the Afghans set up a “neutral interim government,” to help the peace talks with the Taliban.

In a series of tweets, Khalilzad lauded Pakistan’s “constructive contribution on the Afghan Peace process,” but “PM Khan’s comments did not help,” he tweeted.

He added, “The future of Afghanistan is for Afghans and only Afghans, to decide. The role of the international community is to encourage …. Read More on Daily Times

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