Is Pakistan Finally In Good Terms With Afghanistan?


Not everyone wants war. We all know the disputes between each country. Meanwhile, India-Afganistan relations are far better than that of Pakistan-Afganistan relations. Although, both Pakistan, as well as Afghanistan, share a deep history of the same culture, they still have a dispute with the Durand line. Emphasizing that Afganistan will never recognize the Durand Line as the International border between the two countries.

Furthermore, the Pakistani military accused Afghanistan of sheltering infamous terrorist groups, in a way to attack Pakistan. On the other hand, Afghans blamed Pakistan for funding ISI and the Taliban within their territory to attack Afghanistan. Apparently, the blame game turned into a real game.

In that case, recently, Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed a reconciliation.


Pak-Afghan relations
Pak-Afghan relations

What is the conference between Afghan and Pak?

In December, Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi stepped forward through a press meet in Islamabad. Alternatively, followed by a discussion with an Afghan Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

The whole meeting is regarding Pakistan’s approach to reduction in violence and would like it towards a ceasefire. Besides, Quereshi said, for a stable Afghanistan, a comprehensive and inclusive should have a good settlement.

Baradar, a delegation of the Taliban Political Commission, on a three-day trip to Islamabad. Eventually, the delegation will be having a meeting with Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan soon. Quereshi claimed that the whole press conference is about peace, by reducing the violence.

Qureshi at the press meet
Qureshi at the press meet


Furthermore, he expressed that the responsibility cannot be placed on the shoulders of the Taliban but all should be play their respective roles. Adding to that, there are many reasons for the violence. Concerning the issue from Quereshi, the delegation shared their views too.

Quereshi affirmed that the next meeting would start from January 5th, 2021, symposia between the US and the Afgan Taliban regarding peace in Afghanistan. However, the venue is yet to be confirmed.

Did Pakistan promise Afghanistan prosperity?

The meeting took place after US Special Representative for Afganistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad’s announcement of the Afghanistan peace process. Acknowledging that it has reached a significant milestone.

On Twitter, Zakmay tweeted that the agreement is about the rules and procedures for negotiations on a political roadmap and a complete ceasefire.

The foreign officer minister continues saying that they will support an inclusive, broad-based, and comprehensive political settlement for durable peace, stability, and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region. Pakistan said that the agreement is the common resolve of parties to secure a negotiated settlement. On the other hand, they pulled our leg, insisting that New Delhi was against peace and stability in the war-torn country.




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