Afghanistan in focus as US representative calls around PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: United States Senator Lindsey Graham approached Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday for exchanges focused on the circumstance in neighboring Afghanistan.

The Republican representative and his delegation landed in the capital on Monday morning and held converses with the chief and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

With Pakistan’s assistance, Afghan harmony converses with a restart in Doha

Representative Graham’s visit comes in the background of reports of a fast-approaching US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.

It is viewed as a major aspect of Washington’s endeavors to look for Pakistan’s help for convincing the Taliban to concede to a truce.

The reports show the Trump organization means to get back to around 4,000 soldiers from the war-torn nation as right on time as one week from now, which would lessen US military nearness in Afghanistan to somewhere in the range of 8,000 and 9,000 soldiers.

Talks between the US and the Taliban continued seven days back however were stopped again by Washington on Thursday, after an assault close to a key US airbase north of Kabul.

‘Pakistan ought not to regard Afghanistan as its risk’

As per a draft understanding from September, came to following quite a while of dealings, the Taliban would be required to focus on certain safety efforts, consent to converses with the Afghan government and guarantee a decrease of savagery in return for a US troop withdrawal.

US President Donald Trump demanded a month ago on the requirement for a truce and made an unexpected visit to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on November 28 and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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