Afghan envoy urges Pak to abandon peace talks with tribal militants

May 19th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore , May 19 (ANI): Afghanistan s ambassador in Washington, Saeed Jawad has reportedly urged Pakistan to abandon negotiations with tribal elders at areas along the Pak-Afghan border, who, according to him, were militants.

The peace talks Pakistan was holding with militants were causing concern in Kabul , the Daily Times quoted Jawad as saying in Washington in an interview with a TV channel.

He added that peace settlement with militants without safeguards against cross-border infiltration would lead to violence in Afghanistan .

According to the report, Jawads comments echoed US concerns regarding the peace talks, though the US has not asked Pakistan to abandon these talks. (ANI)

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