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CII to recommend a similar body for Afghanistan

CII to Recommend a Similar Body for Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) chairman Qibla Ayaz said on Monday he will suggest the establishment of a CII-like institution in Afghanistan when he meets Afghan peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah this week.
Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) is currently on a three-day official visit to Pakistan and is scheduled to meet high-ranking government officials.
He is expected to meet Ayaz on Wednesday.
Ayaz said religious and non-religious scholars hold key status and positions in society and they must guide the people on key issues, including democracy and democratic attitudes.
“If everyone tries to become a role model himself for society, then society will move forward towards betterment,” he said.
After arriving in Islamabad on Monday, Adbullah met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who assured the HCNR chairman that Islamabad fully supported Afghanistan’s efforts for peace.
“You [Afghans] will find us stand firm by your side in your journey towards stability as a prosperous Afghanistan guarantees a prosperous Pakistan,” Qureshi said.
Speaking after their meeting, Qureshi said Pakistan would continue to play its role as a facilitator in the peace process and that “Pakistan’s interests are linked with the solidarity and sovereignty of Afghanistan,” he said.
(Sahar News)

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