Kabul suspicious of Pak role in peace process


ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah has said he has suspicions over Pakistan’s role in the peace process after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s “refusal” to act against Afghan Taliban.

He was commenting on the premier’s remarks that Pakistan could not bring Taliban to the negotiating table “and be asked to kill them at the same time.” “We heard Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clearly on fight and peace talks with Taliban. If Pakistan cannot fight insurgency, we cannot trust they would not support insurgents,” he said while addressing Afghan Council of Ministers on Tuesday. “We are not sure they will encourage the Taliban to peace.” Abdullah’s remarks indicate the two-headed National Unity government is in no mood to end the deadlock in the negotiations with the Taliban that Pakistan had brokered in early July.