Afghan lawmaker says wary of Pakistan role in Taliban peace moves

March 9, 2015 3:44 PM

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Afghan lawmaker says wary of Pakistan role in Taliban peace moves

KABUL (Reuters) - A senior Afghan lawmaker has warned President Ashraf Ghani about relying on Pakistan to help broker peace talks with the Taliban, citing what he said was Islamabad's history of supporting the insurgents.

Afghanistan has long accused Pakistan of backing the Taliban to push its own agenda in the war-torn country, and Ghani's rapprochement with Islamabad since coming to power last year has led to unease in some quarters.

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