Senior Islamic scholars sign Afghan peace declaration in Makkah


MAKKAH: Senior Islami scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan in Makkah.

The declaration is aimed to pave the way for a solution to the long-standing Afghan crisis, by supporting negotiations between the warring factions.

The signing took place at the conclusion of the Islamic conference that was held near the Grand Mosque.

The declaration was co-signed by the Minister for Religious Affairs Dr. Noorul Haq Qadri and Afghan Hajj, Guidance and Endowments Minister Mohammed Qasim Halimi.

The declaration offers reconciliation between the conflicting parties in Afghanistan, bringing them to a common ground to address all issues.

Speaking on this occasion, Minister for Religious Affairs Nurul Haq Qadir said Islam speaks of protecting the homeland, encourages development and prosperity, and promotion of peace.

He expressed the hope that the two brotherly countries will continue to play a dynamic and effective role in peace.