Speaker NA welcomes peace agreement between US, Taliban
PESHAWAR: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Sunday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between the United States and the Afghan Taliban, expressing hope that the spirit of peace would end the bloodshed and war that has been going on in Afghanistan for the last 18 years.
In a statement issued here, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was saying from the very beginning that peace could not be restored in Afghanistan without dialogue. He said that Pakistan has always supported peace through dialogue in the region.
The Speaker further said that a national seminar would be organized on March 17, by National Assembly in this regard which would join by parliament, academics, analysts, civil society and media representatives. The situation arising after the agreement between the United States and Afghanistan would be discussed and suggestions for future action would be considered, he added.
He said that the US-Afghanistan peace agreement would play a vital role for restoration of peace, prosperity and development not only in Pakistan but in whole region.
Earlier on Saturday, Asad Qaiser said that sustainable peace, security, long-term development and prosperity in Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s interest.
Asad Qaiser said that armed conflict in Afghanistan had forced people to abandon their homes and seek refuge in neighboring countries.
“Peace in Afghanistan would create conducive environment for them to return to their homeland with honor and take part in the national development,” he added. – APP