Qatar has invited Pakistan to attend the signing of US-Taliban peace deal to be held in Doha on February 29, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The invitation was extended by Qatar’s ambassador to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri in a meeting with Qureshi at the Foreign Office.

What does this mean for Pakistan?

This is a very positive step in Pakistan’s progress in getting removal from the FATF grey list.

The foreign minister, voicing his views on the much-awaited development, said that Pakistan welcomes the announcement of a truce deal between the US and Taliban.

“Pakistan has always maintained that the Afghan peace process does not require a military solution,” said the foreign minister.

He added that Pakistan has played a crucial role in the Afghan peace process and today the entire world is acknowledging it’s stance.

The deal was the result of a 14 month-long process, brokered and facilitated by Pakistan at the request of US President Donald Trump’s administration.

In a statement, Qureshi said Pakistan and Qatar played a key role in brokering the peace deal. He said Pakistan always maintained that solution to Afghan war lies in reconciliation.

“Today, Pakistan’s stance has been vindicated,” Qureshi said.

To read more from ProperGaanda: Pakistan is the second most polluted country in the world


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *