Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan, going to be held next month in Moscow, Russia, the Foreign Office (FO) said on Friday.

This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Friday, adding that it would be decided later on what level Pakistan will participate in the moot, local media reported.

He further said that it was not clear whether the Afghan Taliban will attend the conference or not.

The spokesman said Pakistan opened its border with Afghanistan as a goodwill gesture and it hoped Afghan Government would remove root cause that led to closure of the border.

Replying to a question on Indian massive purchase of weapons by India, Zakaria said Pakistan did not want arms race in the region and desires to solve issues with India through dialogue.

He urged the international community to influence India to respond positively to Pakistan’s initiatives for peace.