ISLAMABAD  - Dr Ghairat Baheer, in charge of political affairs of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), has called upon the Taliban to consult other forces inside Afghanistan for peace in the country. In an exclusive chat with Online, he said that resolution of Afghan problem was a viable option that could ensure peace.  The HIA leader said that there was no way forward other than negotiations and even the US was now realising it. “So why we should suspend talks, but we demand that the points shared with the officials in Kabul should be cared about,” he further said. He also rebuffed the reports that HIA suspended peace talks with the Afghan government and other forces. Earlier, foreign media including US-based papers had reported that HIA had suspended formal peace talks with the US and the government in Kabul. Terming such reports as baseless, Baheer said talks were going on but the important point that needed to be focused on was the withdrawal of the foreign forces as peace in Afghanistan without such a step was not possible.Commenting on the suspended talks between the US and Taliban, he said Afghan leaders detained by the US at Guantanamo Bay could be released in a short time if Washington wished so. “They (American Administration) handed over the matter to the Congress that would take long time causing the suspension.” The US and the Taliban had started initial talks in Qatar last year and and it was made public by Taliban in January this year. According to Taliban sources, Afghan Taliban were demanding release of some of their leaders including Mullah Fazil Akhund, a former chief of army staff, Mullah Nurullah Nuri, a former senior governor in the north and Mullah Khairullah Khairkhawah, a former interior minister, all detained at Guantanamo. But, after the delay in releasing prisoners, Taliban suspended talks last month. “The Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend all talks with Americans taking place in Qatar from today onwards until the Americans clarify their stance on the issues concerned and until they show willingness in carrying out their promises instead of wasting time,” their Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. HI had also initiated peace talks on its own and wanted two separate set of talks with the foreigners and Afghan factions.