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Consultations on Afghanistan

Only a political settlement can restore peace in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

MOSCOW: Only a political settlement, fully cognizant of the socio-cultural, political and economic realities, can restore peace in Afghanistan, said a Pakistan official in a conference here. A Pakistan delegation attending the Consultations on Afghanistan in Moscow to promote peace in the war-torn country, Radio Pakistan reported. The phrase "Afghan-owned, Afghan-led" peace process, used by Pakistan earlier, has now been adopted as guiding principle in charting the collective way forward to achieve peace and…