Pakistan is ready to facilitate Afghan led peace talks any time: Maleeha Lodhi

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WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s permanent representative in United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan is ready to facilitate Afghan led peace talks any time, however Afghanistan will have to formally request for this. Speaking at UN General Assembly, Lodhi said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of Paris Climate Change Conference. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged Ashraf Ghani to resolve internal matters of Afghanistan through political conversation, she added. Pakistani envoy said that Pakistan had approached Afghan government seeking cooperation prior to operation Zarb-e-Azb. Afghanistan was asked to target those militants who ran away to Afghanistan due to military operation in Pakistani tribal region, she said while urging Afghanistan to take action against these terrorist groups.

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