According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Pakistan has decided to postpone the Afghan Peace Conference, which was planned to take place from July 17 to July 19.
In a statement, the spokesman stated: “The Afghan Peace Conference, which was planned to take place in Islamabad from July 17 to 19, 2021, has been postponed till after Eid Al-Adha […] The conference’s new dates will be revealed later.”
According to Geo News, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to “cancel” the summit.
According to the journalist, Pakistan wanted to learn firsthand about the misgivings held by the Taliban and other warring parties in the nation. With the material, Islamabad hoped to lay the groundwork for future peace negotiations.
According to Safi, Pakistan invited members from the Afghan government, including former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, who heads the High Council for National Reconciliation, and other prominent individuals.