According to reports, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has tacitly resumed backdoor diplomacy with the Taliban group in a bid to revive peace process amid growing instability and violence across the country.
The efforts by President Ghani to revive peace talks with the Taliban group comes almost one and half year after negotiations were suspended by the former President Hamid Karzai’s administration.
Karzai boycotted the process following the opening of the Taliban political office in the absence of Afghan government officials in Qatar last year.
In the meantime, sources privy to the development have said President Ghani has resumed negotiations with the Taliban group with an aim to the Afghan Taliban into the country’s political equation.
According to Pakistani newspaper – The Express Tribune, the negotiations have started under UN supervision.
The Pakistani officials quoted by the newspaper have said that Islamabad has assured the Afghan government and the Taliban that it would help revive the stalled peace process.