Free Press Journal

Afghan official says US statement on Taliban insignificant


Karachi: Afghan Deputy Chief Executive Muhammad Khan has said the statement of the US government terming the Taliban ‘important partners’ should not be considered as significant, as just a few days ago, the US had announced an extension of the stay of its forces in Afghanistan.

According to the Dawn, Khan said they should not believe in such statements. The Pentagon spokesman had said that they viewed Taliban as important partners in a peaceful Afghan-led reconciliation process. Khan, along with a 45-member official delegation of the Afghan government, was in Peshawar on Saturday to offer condolences on the death of veteran politician Afzal Khan Lala.