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Face-To-Face Talks To Take Place In Mid-March: Ambassador

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Hazrat-Omar-ZakhilwalAfghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal in an interview with TOLOnews said the Afghan government and Taliban will hold a face-to-face meeting on peace talks within the next 11 days.


"I am pretty sure that the peace talks with Taliban will begin. I will remind you if you were there in the day of talks," he said.
He said Pakistan has committed to pave the ground for organizing a joint session between influential religious scholars from Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to issue a fatwa against the ongoing war and term it illegal according to Islam.
"We hope that a joint session between religious scholars will be held in the next two months where they will issue a fatwa on the ongoing war in Afghanistan – and even they will term it haram (forbidden) in Pakistan," he added.
The peace negotiation process stalled this past summer after it was revealed that the Taliban's longtime leader Mullah Omar had been dead for two years.