Pakistani cleric offers to help bring about Afghan-Taliban peace talks

Salaam Times

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani cleric known as the "father of the Taliban" is offering his help in bringing the Taliban to peace talks with the Afghan government, media reported Wednesday (July 19).

Maulana Sami ul Haq's office, in a statement, expressed his willingness to facilitate the Afghan peace process, according to Khaama Press.

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal Tuesday (July 18) conferred with Maulana Sami in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and asked him to play a role in defusing Afghan-Pakistani tensions, reported Dawn.

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