Islamabad to push for a restart of peace talks


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will persuade Afghanistan to resume peace talks with the Taliban instead of getting bogged down in a blame game at the high-level talks between the two neighbors expected this week in Kabul.

Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is scheduled to travel to the Afghan capital on Friday to attend the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA). At the sidelines of the regional conference, he is expected to meet Afghanistan’s leadership to discuss the recent hiccup in ties between the two neighbours.