Positive vibes from Afghanistan

THE visit of Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to Kabul during which he held talks with the Afghan leadership appeared to have served the purpose of breaking the ice between the two neighbouring countries. There are now reports that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani may visit Pakistan in near future after being extended an invitation by Gen Bajwa.
Though top leadership of both the countries met several times on the sidelines of important world forums and moots yet since long no official visit took place at the highest level. This disengagement, we understand, created lots of misunderstandings and misconceptions. Therefore, the visit of the Afghan President will go a long way in putting the bilateral relations back on track and work together towards achieving the common goal of peace and stability in the region. Quite recently Mr Ghani called upon Pakistan to intensify state-to-state dialogue and at a senior officials meeting in Kabul, urged Taliban to join the peace process. These are positive vibes that are emanating from Kabul. Indeed there is no military solution to Afghan conflict and its leadership need to pursue the course of dialogue with consistency and perseverance in order to restore complete peace and stability to the country affected by decades of conflicts.

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