By Arif Qureshi
Islamabad: A Nobel Peace Prize-winning platform Pugwash will organize a conference to promote Afghan peace process on 22nd November at local hotel Marriott in Islamabad. Paugwash is a Nobel peace prize-winning science group, focusing to resolve conflicts, and the conference is aimed at finding a solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
According to a source a high level delegation form afghan peace council and former representatives of Afghan Taliban government are expected to arrive Islamabad. Former commerce minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, Former education minister Farooq Wardak, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel, Haji Roohullah Wakeel, Khalilullah Safi and some other political figures will attend the conference.
Form Pakistan side former Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan Rostum Shah Momand, former Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) director-general Assad Durrani, former ambassador Aziz Khan and some other individuals would also take part in the event
It is not confirm whether Afghan Taliban political office representatives will participate or not but they took parted in Pugwash conference on “Peace and Security in Afghanistan” held on 23-24 January 2016, in Doha, Qatar. Approximately 55 participants from a wide range of backgrounds gathered to discuss the shared goal of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
It is expected that the Key figures from Pakistan and Afghanistan would attend the dialogue that would cover different angles of Afghan conflict and try to pave the way for talks between the warring parties, the prospective attendee revealed. The source explained participants would not be representing their government. A joint committee of Afghan and Pakistani official may be constituted to work for Afghan peace during the conference, a reputed news network heart of Asia also reported.