According to reports the Afghan government has floated the proposal of an international conference to be held either in Riyadh or Cairo, with the possible participation of religious scholars from Islamic countries.
This comes as Pakistani religious scholars earlier rejected to attend the Islamic conference which was due to be organized in capital Kabul on March 10 this year.
Kabul authorities are being pressured by Washington to prepare a fresh roadmap of post-2014 stability for which the ulema conference was proposed earlier with the conviction that the religious scholars had more than sufficient clout with the majority of Afghan people, The News International reported.
Pakistani newspaper The News International also quoted sources as saying that the major fault lies with mistaking the nominated Aghan ulema as enjoying the trust of Afghan people.
Pakistani religious scholars reportedly boycotted the conference due to the united stand of the Pakistani clerics who wanted the Afghan Taliban to participate as a necessary party.
But according to the News International, the Afghan Taliban trust a number of Pakistani ulema including those belonging to or heading the religious parties and alliances like the Muttahida Deeni Mahaz, headed by Jamiat Ulemae Islam (S) Maulana Samiul Haq, JI and its top leadership including the Ameer Munawar Hassan and Pakistan Ulema Council leaders including its Chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi.
Following Pakistan’s agreement in principle to conduct repeated dialogues for peace, there is strong likelihood of the international conference being held in the capital of Saudi Arabia that is acknowledged as the centre of Islamic faith, the newspaper reported.
Afghan and Pakistani officials and diplomats are wroking on a suggestion to give the conference a greater international outlook by adding other problems facing the Islamic world after the Afghan stability issue.