Pakistan urges Afghan warring sides to reduce violence


KABUL: The Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul, Mansoor Ahmad Khan, on Sunday expressed his condolences concerning the recent attacks in the country and called on the Afghan warring parties to reduce violence.
“Deeply saddened at lives lost in the terrorist attack in Kabul today. Express condolences to the families of the deceased and pray for the early recovery of the injured,” said Khan, in a tweet, emphasizing “efforts by all sides for a reduction in violence.”
This is while the US special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad had earlier underlined the swift need for a political settlement and end of violence in the country.
“We condemn the ongoing high level of violence, and we condemn all those who authorize and carry out such attacks across Afghanistan, creating terror and bloodshed.” 
“We call for all sides to reduce violence and move quickly to a ceasefire. Together and with international support, they must also deal with the menace of unexploded ordnance and mines across the country to save precious lives, children and adults.”