• publish: 7 March 2018
  • time: 9:42 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 5950
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U.S. must abandon any hope of winning war in Afghanistan:Pakistan

A Pakistani top national security official said on Tuesday that the U.S. must abandon any hope of winning the war in Afghanistan on the battlefield and seek a peace deal with the Taliban.

Pakistani National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua during an exclusive roundtable with reporters in Islamabad asked U.S. to end the suffering of Afghanistan and of its people. “Let us seek the closure of the conflict instead of winning it”. Washington Times reported.

President Trump’s blueprint released last summer for the Afghanistan conflict, now in its 17th year, called for an escalated American military effort to force the radical Islamist Taliban to the bargaining table, but Trump questioned the idea of negotiations after a string of deadly Taliban and Islamic State strikes this year.

The U.S. has consistently rejected the Taliban’s demands for direct talk between Washington and the terrorist group and the immediate withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan.

Nasser Khan Janjua declared that it is not possible for the U.S. to win back 44 percent of Afghanistan

He also called for the U.S. to forgo any hope of military victory amid reports that the government in Kabul controls less than 60 percent of the country in the face of a resurgent Taliban.

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