MAKKAH: Senior Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan signed on Thursday the historic “Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan," paving the way for a solution to the long-standing crisis in the war-hit Asian country.
The signing took place on Thursday at the conclusion of the Islamic conference that was held near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The conference was held with the support of the Muslim World League and Saudi Arabia, bringing the senior scholars of Afghanistan and Pakistan together to achieve reconciliation for the Afghan people.
The declaration offers reconciliation between the conflicting parties in Afghanistan, and bringing them to a common ground, by addressing all political, social, economic, and other related issues.
The declaration also emphasized that violence is not linked to any religion, nationality, civilization or race, adding that violence resulting from extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including violence against civilians and suicide attacks is contrary to the basic principles of the Islamic faith.
The scholars of Pakistan and Afghanistan extended thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for Saudi Arabia's firm and historic stance in support of peace and stability in Afghanistan.