Pakistan to host crucial meeting on Afghanistan peace talks, key politicians and officials to attend

Pakistan to host crucial meeting on Afghanistan peace talks, key politicians and officials to attend
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KABUL - Pakistan is likely to host crucial meeting on Afghanistan peace talks in which key politicians and officials will attend.

Pakistan is expected to host a meeting on the Afghan peace process with the participation of some prominent Afghan politicians, sources said on Thursday, TOLO News has reported.

First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, former president Hamid Karzai, the Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, the second deputy chief executive Mohammad Mohaqiq and presidential candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar have been invited to the meeting, the sources said.

However, not all of them have confirmed their participation.

Close aides to Salahuddin Rabbani said he will send his representative to the meeting. But a member of Hizb-e-Islami members confirmed that they will attend the meeting.

Former president Karzai will not attend the meeting, according to some unconfirmed reports.

But Mohammad Natiqi, a close aide to Mohaqiq, said the meeting will be similar to the recent meeting in Moscow.

“Now, Pakistan has started the talks and the Afghan political leaders will attend the Islamabad meeting,” Natiqi said.

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