Invitation to Taliban and Afghan leaders-Gillani

ISLAMABAD: on Friday PM Yousaf Raza Gillani called on Afghan insurgent groups and Taliban leaders to participate in peace process to end the 10 years of war in Afghanistan.

In a statement he said that I appeal to the leadership of Taliban and the other Afghan groups including Hizb-e-Islami to take part in an intra-Afghan process for peace and national reconciliation.

This week Afghan President Hamid Karzai invited Taliban for direct conversations with his government requesting Pakistan to assist negotiation efforts in Afghanistan,  where US-led troops are due to leave in about 2014.

Now, it is the time to turn the leaf and opens the new chapter in the history of Afghanistan to form peace and to bring prosperity to Afghanistan. Gillani added.