Pakistan continues to support the Taliban and there has been no change in its policy despite the formation of the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a top Afghan leader has said.
Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that for the peace and the talks to get serious, a few things are required.
He said that there was a need to persuade those who support the Taliban.
He pointed out that even after the formation of the new government in Pakistan the “real change has not taken place as far as their policy” towards Taliban is concerned.
Abdullah, however, said that Afghanistan will continue to engage with Pakistan hoping that Islamabad will understand that such groups won’t serve any country’s interest.
“With Pakistan, we will continue our engagement with them with the hope that they will be convinced that these groups, the groups which are using ideology, but at the same time terror tactics and violence and killing civilians, will not serve any country’s interests,” he said.
He stated that India was for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.