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Pak welcomes Taliban's ceasefire announcement with Afghan forces for Eid

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today expressed support for peace efforts in Afghanistan, hours after the announced its first ceasefire in the war-torn country in nearly 17 years.

On Thursday, offered a temporary ceasefire with the for Eid.

It is the first time since the 2001 US invasion that the militants have declared a ceasefire in

The (FO) issued a statement after the Taliban announced temporary ceasefire for days around Eid.

"wishes to reiterate its support of recent peace initiatives in We particularly support all Afghan-owned and Afghan-led efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan," it said.

US called chief and discussed the Afghan issue.

Meanwhile, the said that it has nothing to do with the brief abduction of rights activist Gul Bukhari, 52, a dual Pakistan-British national, who was kidnapped by unknown men on Tuesday night in while she was going to participate in a TV show and released early Wednesday.

Nobody claimed the kidnapping and Bukhari did not accuse anyone after her release.

"We have nothing to do with it. I think this incident should be investigated thoroughly," spokesman said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 00:50 IST
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