Afghan peace talks


The success of these peace talks depends upon the Afghan government but the Taliban leadership should also show some flexibility in their stance

The recent round of peace talks facilitated by Pakistan in Murree (near Islamabad) between the Taliban and the Afghan government gives new hope to bringing peace and stability to the war-ravaged Afghanistan. The talks are being held while Afghanistan is playing a blame game against Pakistan. The anti-Pakistani statements of President Ashraf Ghani, the attack on Afghan Parliament on June 22, the Afghan intelligence (NDS) report regarding the ISI involvement in that attack and the clash at the border derailed Pak-Afghan relations.