ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Monday said Pakistan had always been supportive of peace through dialogue in the region.
In a statement, he said the National Assembly would organize a national seminar in this regard on March 17, which would be attended by parliamentarians, academics, analysts, civil society and media representatives.
He said the situation arising after the agreement between the United States and Afghan Taliban would be discussed and suggestions for future action would be considered.
The speaker expressed the hope that the US-Taliban peace agreement would play a vital role in restoration of peace, prosperity and development in the region.
On Feb 29, the United States and Taliban reached an agreement to end 18-year war. The terms and conditions of the agreement included the US troops would be withdrawn in 14 months if the Taliban upheld the deal.
President Donald Trump in a statement said that the task of the US of killing terrorists “in thousands” would be carried out by Taliban now.
The two parties have agreed that internationally-designated terrorist organisations including al-Qaeda would not be provided protection in Afghanistan. An intra-Afghan talk would be initiated to resolve political matters in Afghanistan, they decided.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the intra Afghan talks beginning next week would be difficult one and it’s not a straight path.
In an interview with an American television channel, he said the historic agreement between the United States and Taliban had laid foundations for the people of Afghanistan to build out peace.