Afghanistan govt-Taliban talk: Pakistan ready to facilitate dialogue, says Sartaj Aziz

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Islamabad, June 25: Pakistan is ready to play any possible role in the upcoming dialogue between the Afghan government and Afghan Taliban likely to start soon, media reported.

"Pakistan is ready to play any possible role in the reopening of dialogue between Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government where ever it is being planned," Sartaj Aziz, Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security was quoted as saying by Dawn online.

Pak to assist in Afghan-Taliban talk

"The expected dialogue must have some positive impact on the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan with hopes that it may be reduced," said Aziz.

Apart from Taliban many foreign fighters are still fighting in Afghanistan.

"Taliban should respect the mandate given by the people of Afghanistan to those who are now in power after theAfghanistan elections last year," added Aziz.

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An agreement for peace talks between Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Afganistan's domestic intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) has been confirmed by the Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry.

The peace talk agreement is yet to be ratified and confirmed from the Afghan government

The agreement for talks comes only days after an attack on Afghanistan's parliament carried out by the Afghan Taliban.

Afghanistan's intelligence service had said a Pakistani intelligence officer had helped the Taliban carry out the attack on the parliament.

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