Pakistan releases 7 more Taliban prisoners to help Afghan peace
By Ghanizada - Sat Sep 07 2013, 10:18 am
The release of more Taliban prisoners by Pakistan comes shortly after president Hamid Karzai’s visit to Pakistan, which mainly focused on Pakistan’s assistance to help the Afghan peace process.
The prisoners include Mansoor Dadullah, Said Wali, Abdul Manan, Karim Agha, Sher Afzal, Gul Muhammad and Muhammad Zai, Pakistan’s foreign affairs ministry confirmed in a statement.
This comes as the Afghan foreing affairs minister, Dr. Zalmai Rassoul earlier expressed hopes that Pakistan will take practical steps to help the Afghan reconciliation.
In the meantime, the foreing minister warned that peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan will not be achieveable unless Islamabad does support fight against terrorism.
He said, the economic and security issues which threatens the stability of Pakistan will not be resolved unless the government of Pakistan does not support fight against terrorism in the region.