‘Don’t need Afghan soil for use in opposition to another nation’

Pakistan’s Ambassador to america Asad Majeed Khan on Tuesday mentioned Pakistan doesn’t need Afghan territory for use in opposition to any nation together with Pakistan.

“We would like human and girls’s rights to be preserved in Afghanistan”, the ambassador mentioned in an interview with the Washington Diplomat, emphasising that averting a humanitarian disaster was of the utmost significance.

“Now we have mainly laid out our expectations, which is that we would like the rights of everybody to be revered,” he acknowledged.

The envoy mentioned each Pakistan and the US wish to see the top of the battle in Afghanistan, including that the 2 international locations would additionally wish to see that the features revamped the previous couple of many years in Afghanistan are preserved.

I can let you know that as we speak, we’re collectively on the identical facet when it comes to our pursuits and expectations in Afghanistan,” he mentioned.

Commenting on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its influence on regional stability, the ambassador maintained that Pakistan’s constant place all through was that there was no navy answer to the battle and {that a} political dialogue was required.

“Pakistan went out of its approach to assist the intra-Afghan dialogue. We really feel that necessary progress was made,” he acknowledged, including that the developments of the previous few weeks took everybody abruptly and created confusion.

Nevertheless, “at the least on our facet of the border, we now have not seen the sort of refugee inflow that everybody feared”.

The ambassador reiterated that it was necessary “to mainly not let issues crumble”, holding in view the brand new actuality of a authorities underneath the Taliban.

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“The worldwide neighborhood has to select: between participating—and that doesn’t essentially imply recognition—and abandonment,” he additional mentioned.

In accordance with the ambassador, Pakistan, like different international locations has not recognised the Taliban authorities however is monitoring the power of the brand new authorities to reply to the issues of the worldwide neighborhood and to ship on their guarantees.

He inspired critics of Pakistan, who seen the nation as a supporter of “extremist teams”, to look “extra deeply on the info”.

“Pakistan has been an in depth associate and ally in decimating al-Qaeda, and in bringing about these peace negotiations,” he mentioned.

When requested how Pakistan’s shut friendship with China affecting its ties with america sooner or later, Ambassador Khan mentioned the nation didn’t need its relationship to be seen by way of any prism, be it Afghanistan, India, or China.

He maintained that Pakistan could have shut relations with China, however its ties with the US are additionally shut.

“As we communicate, the US is the biggest export vacation spot for Pakistan, and our third-largest supply of remittances, round $3 billion a 12 months”, he acknowledged.

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