The talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are said to be close to breaking the deadlock. This is indeed a great news. That the Afghans have suffered far too much for too long is grim reality. Inclusive intra-Afghan talks constitute the only solution to the conflict. Such talks can successfully and carefully delineate the pathways to durable peace in a land-locked continue Pakistan, which has been playing a facilitator’s role, has always advocated an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. The end of a very different situation is very much in sight, although planned US troop drawdown can be complicated by resurgence in violence in this war-torn country.
SAHAR KHAN (ISLAMABAD)
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