PM Khan welcomes launch of Kevin King, Timothy Weeks in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday mentioned Pakistan has welcomed the discharge of two professors together with Kevin King belonging to the US and Australia’s Timothy Weeks in Afghanistan.

PM Imran Khan, in his Twitter messages over the key growth in ongoing Afghanistan reconciliation course of, appreciated ‘steps taken by all these concerned to make it attainable’ within the secure launch of the 2 professors, Kevin King and Timothy Weeks held hostages by Taliban.

The premier expressed hopes for higher final result of ongoing efforts of the worldwide group to carry peace in Afghanistan which can finish the struggling of Afghan folks.

“Pak has absolutely supported & facilitated this launch as a part of its coverage of supporting initiatives for a negotiated political settlement of the Afghan battle.”

In his tweets, he mentioned, “We hope this step provides a lift of confidence to all events concerned to re-engage within the peace course of.” PM Khan vowed that Islamabad will stay dedicated to facilitating the continued peace course of in Afghanistan.

Western hostages’ launch

Earlier within the day, Taliban launched two Western hostages in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, handing them over to US forces greater than three years after they had been kidnapped in Kabul.

The discharge of American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, each professors on the American College in Kabul, comes one week after President Ashraf Ghani introduced that Afghanistan would free three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in an obvious swap that he hoped would assist jumpstart peace talks, AFP reported.

“This morning at round 10:00 am two American College professors had been launched in Nawbahar district of Zabul province. They had been flown out of Zabul by American helicopters,” an area police supply mentioned.

Three Taliban sources within the province additionally mentioned the hostages had been launched, with one saying they’ve been introduced there by automotive.

“We launched the professors and at the moment are anticipating the Kabul authorities and Individuals to launch our three prisoners as quickly as attainable,” one among them instructed AFP.

There was no rapid remark from the US embassy in Afghanistan. Afghan officers in Kabul mentioned they’d launch a press release shortly.

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