ANP calls for revival of Afghan peace talks

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PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) president Asfandyar Wali Khan has stressed the need for resuming peace talks to resolve the Afghan conflict, adding that it’s the Pakhtun people on both sides of the Durand Line who have been bearing the brunt of violence in the region.

The ANP chief expressed these views during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after participating in an international peace conference in Kabul, according to a statement issued from the Bacha Khan Markaz, the provincial secretariat of the ANP, here on Friday.

“The peace talks should be resumed, but talks would only be acceptable to all Afghans when the Afghan government leads the talks,” he said in the meeting with the Afghan president.

He reiterated that peace talks without the Afghan government would be futile.

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