Talks to Start After Taliban Leaders Arrive in Kabul: Hekmatyar

Kabul: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of HIzb-e-Islami party, on Friday said that formal talks between the Afghan political leaders and the Taliban will start once the Taliban leaders arrive in Kabul. He said the recent meetings were informal meetings, the Tolonews reported. 

Meanwhile, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, the former vice president of Afghanistan, warned the Taliban against pursuing their past policies. He said that such a move by the Taliban will lead to failure, reports said.

Hekmatyar said that there are indications that the Taliban wants to establish an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

Hekmatyar said that violence against Afghan civilians at Kabul airport is not acceptable.

There are also reports that an Afghan delegation comprised of several influential political leaders who visited Pakistan recently have not returned to the country.

According to the reports, some of these leaders have fled to a third country from Islamabad. (Tolonews)

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