Afghanistan Welcome Pakistani Religious Leader’s Peace Program

KABUL: (MEP) – Afghanistan welcomes any peace programs carried out by any of the two countries peace loving religious scholars and political figures.

Also in the recent past Pakistani political leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman is expected to arrive in Kabul on a three-day peace agenda, as he said the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had invited him for the purpose, BNA reported.

According to a Pakistani leading paper The News, Fazlur Rehman the head of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUIF), would pay a three day visit to Kabul as his second trip, following his first in 1990s when the hardliners were in power.

At that time, Fazlur Rehman had met with the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Omar in southern province of Kandahar, but his trip would focus on matters related to both sides of conflict, in the country.

President Karzai recently invited him to visit Kabul and persuade insurgent leaders to join the reconciliation process, The News reported, however the dates and times were kept secret for security reasons, but the visit is expected to take place within two days.

Janan Mosazai Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Pakistani religious scholar with a peace agenda to visit Kabul, were both sides would discuss key issues on reconciliation drive with the Taliban who were ready to abandon conflict and respect human and women rights within the constitution of the country.

The JUI-F chief told the paper he was to meet President Karzai during his recent visit to Islamabad but time constraints prevented their talks.

“He had requested the meeting and I had agreed but we couldn’t meet and now he has invited me to visit Afghanistan.

He said his views had been known with the regard to the Afghan conflict, when asked if he would be willing and able to facilitate peace talks between the Karzai government and the Taliban.

In fact, Afghanistan is in favor for peace and reconciliation with the entire Afghan Taliban and other oppositions circle with the country’s constitution, particularly under the sensitive circumstances and welcome any peace decision made by any of the two countries’ optimistic circles or characters, as the country is going ahead towards a new phase of change-via holding presidential election and foreign forces exit by 2014.

So, both countries’ religious scholars should do what they could for peace in the war-affect Afghanistan, where the stability of its neighbors and region is tightened with.

We support reconciliation between different Afghan groups and for this purpose all sides to the conflict have to talk to each other.

According to the paper, the Pakistani leader will head a five-member delegation that will meet President Karzai, High Peace Council (HPC) members, former mujahidin leaders and civil society activists here in Kabul.

This is a matter of fact that if the two nations’ religious scholars were holistically trying for peace, they would get success in this respect and could help both nations life under a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.

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