05 Feb '12, 1pm

Pakistan vows to help peace efforts in Afghanistan

Pakistan vows to help peace efforts in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will support every effort to promote reconciliation in Afghanistan, a senior government official said ahead of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's visit to Qatar Monday to discuss peace efforts. Gilani's trip comes after the Taliban last month said they planned to set up a political office in Qatar ahead of possible talks with the United States. "There are certain ideas and suggestions on Afghan reconciliation and when Prime Minister Gilani meets Qatar's leadership, these will certainly come under discussion," the official, privy to developments on the issue, told AFP Sunday. "Americans have been briefing us on all developments aimed at pushing forward the peace process in Afghanistan and we have clearly told them that Islamabad strictly adheres to a policy of non-interference," the official, who wished to remain anonymous, said. "We are ready to suppor...

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