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Maulana Sami ul Haq excuses himself from arbitrating between Afghan govt, Taliban

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Sami ul Haq on Monday excused himself from playing the role of a mediator between the Afghanistan government and Afghan Taliban, ARY News reported. A high-level delegation of the Afghan government called on the chief of the eponymous faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) at Akora Khattak seeking assistance in paving way and arranging peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. "We regard you as our leader and will acknowledge your any decision in this regard. Kindly, guide us for establishment of peace…

Pakistan hopes Taliban will grab peace talks opportunity with Afghan govt

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday Pakistan was committed to peace and security in Afghanistan and fully supported Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's peace initiatives. "There is no military solution to decades' long Afghan conflict and Pakistan hopes that Taliban would grab opportunity of unconditional peace talks with the Afghan government," he said while speaking at a weekly briefing in Islamabad. He said United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Alice G Wells had…