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Warning to Afghan Taliban shows Pakistan’s commitment: MoFA

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said that warning to the Taliban by Pakistan, to end its spring offensive, is part of Islamabad’s commitment to support Kabul in the war against terror and in the embryonic peace process.

The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmad Shekib Mustaghn, in his weekly media briefing said that Pakistani officials during their trips to Afghanistan have assured that Islamabad supports the peace process of Afghanistan and is ready to cooperate.

“The recent warning to the Taliban to stop violence in Afghanistan is part of Pakistan’s commitment to support Afghanistan in the war on terror,” he added.

The Express Tribune, a Pakistan-based English daily, quoted senior Pakistani government official on condition of anonymity saying that Pakistan have delivered stern warning to the Taliban to immediately call of their spring offensive in Afghan or else face consequences.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has also welcomed Islamabad’s warning to the Taliban and said that such moves can boost morale of Afghan security forces in fight against militants.

A member of the internal security and defense affairs committee of the Wolesi Jirga, Khalid Pashtoon, told Azadi Radio that war is still going on in every hook and cranny of the country. “If Pakistan is willing to sincerely cooperate with Afghanistan in fight against terror, then it should show it in action,” he added.

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