Military escalations in Afghanistan would undermine peace process: Maleeha Lodhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that the peace initiative in Afghanistan is only solution, rather opting for military escalation as it would undermine the peace process in a war torn country.

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In an apparent reference to the recent offer of unconditional talks with the Taliban by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

For over a decade now, she said, Pakistan has advocated the restoration of peace in Afghanistan through a negotiated settlement between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban.

She said this in a UN Security council meeting which was summoned to discuss Afghan issue.

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