Taliban should cut ties with Pakistan: Ghani
President Ashraf Ghani has called on the Taliban to cut ties with Pakistan.
Afghan voice agency (AVA)_Addressing a #press_conference on Thursday, Ghani stated that the Taliban should not have a safe haven in Pakistan either.
“One of the basic needs for peace in Afghanistan is that the Taliban should cut their ties with Pakistan. If they call themselves Afghans and want to be in Afghanistan; they should not have dual citizenships,” said Ghani.
Ghani also urged Pakistan to play its positive role in the ongoing talks in #Doha.
“I urged PM of Pakistan to tell Taliban that there is no solution without a political settlement,” said Ghani.
The President has also criticized the interim government plan, emphasizing a democratic process for the power transfer.
Ghani stated that he will #transfer_power to the Taliban if they are elected by the people in the elections.
“We hope for peace, but we are ready for every danger,” Ghani said.
This comes as the Afghan government peace negotiators are in Doha to discuss the agenda for the negotiations with the #Taliban_delegates.
Ghani, however, said that in the end, it is the people of Afghanistan who would decide the outcome of the negotiations.
Meanwhile, Shah #Mehmood_Qureshi, Pakistan’s foreign minister, on Thursday called on Joe Biden, the US president to follow up on the current Afghan peace process and #US_troops’ withdrawal from the country.