Kabul signs ...

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

in re­cent years and the deal is un­likely to have any im­me­di­ate prac­ti­cal im­pact on se­cu­rity.

But with lit­tle sign that the Tal­iban are ready to join peace talks, the deal of­fers Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani’s gov­ern­ment a con­crete sign that it is mak­ing head­way in draw­ing in­sur­gent groups away from the bat­tle­field and into the po­lit­i­cal process.

Mo­ham­mad Khan, deputy to gov­ern­ment Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Ab­dul­lah Ab­dul­lah, said the draft ac­cord was a pos­i­tive step but more work would be needed for a fi­nal deal.— Reuters

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