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Pakistan to hold a special conference on Afghanistan and its future issues

Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced on Twitter that Pakistan is going to host a special conference on Afghanistan regarding its post-US future.

After a telephonic conversation between former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry has announced on Twitter that Pakistan is going to host a special conference on Afghanistan.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister tweeted, “Pakistan is striving for the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan just a telephonic conversation with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Pakistan is going to host a special conference regarding the issues of Afghanistan. The details of the conference will soon be revealed.”

In a later tweet, he also added, “In the coming conference, Hamid Karzai, along with other prominent leaders, has been invited to participate. We hope that this significant development will give rise to new hopes for a solution to Afghanistan’s problems.”

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After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, peace in the country is critical to stability for the region. The countries with the highest stakes will be China, Pakistan, Iran, and Russia. Even India that has made major investments in the country, will look to have a say in its future trajectory.

Even though Pakistan has worked very closely with the US on the “Afghan Peace Process,” acting as the intermediary between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US authorities, it believes the US withdrawal is far from “responsible and orderly.”

Rustam Shah Mohmand, a senior Pakistani diplomat, has the following to say about the situation “As violence escalates and the withdrawal of forces deadline approaches, there is ‘alarm’ in Pakistan because the prophets of doom fear a catastrophe in the wake of the ‘vacuum’ that will be created.”

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