Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has signed an agreement to help visitng Afghan President Hamid Karzai negotiate peace and reconciliation with the Taliban. NATO forces are scheduled to leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014, however the violence is not decreasing. The Tailban have so far refused to engage with Karzai, calling him a puppet of the U.S.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Islamabad on Monday, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani Prime Minister, said: “I assured President Karzai that Pakistan will continue to extend all possible facilitation (regarding Taliban peace talks), to the international community’s efforts for the realisation of this noble goal. Pakistan would also help reinforce the regional efforts in support of stabilisation of Afghanistan.”