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India's cooperation needed to resolve Afghan conflict, says FM Qureshi

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  1. Jyotish

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    India's cooperation needed to resolve Afghan conflict, says FM Qureshi

    Amir Wasim
    December 10, 2018

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    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that although Pakistan was committed to facilitate a negotiated end to the 17-year-old Afghan war, it could not do the task alone and that other regional countries, including India, needed to play their part.

    Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, he said Pakistan alone could not bring peace in Afghanistan as it was a "shared responsibility" of regional countries including India, Iran, Tajikistan and China.

    "Since India is present in Afghanistan, its cooperation in this regard will also be required," said Qureshi.


    The foreign minister informed the lower house that a number of meetings for peace in Afghanistan had already taken place in Doha and the United Arab Emirates.

    He said US president Donald Trump in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan had asked Pakistan to help and facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan which he said Pakistan was already doing. The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, had also visited Pakistan thrice in this regard, he noted.

    Qureshi said when Prime Minister Khan was in the opposition, he (Khan) used to say that there was no military solution to the Afghanistan conflict.

    Today, he said, there was a convergence of opinion after more than 15 years that Afghanistan needed a political settlement.

    "All the stakeholders, including the United States, Afghanistan and the Taliban, are on board," he said.

    Speaking about relations with India, the foreign minister expressed the hope that New Delhi will reciprocate Pakistan's goodwill gesture of taking the initiative to open the Kartarpur corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims.

    Qureshi said the opening of the Kartarpur border on Pakistan's side had created goodwill for the country at the international level.

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of India "unwillingly" had to accept the Pakistani offer to open the corridor and they later approved it through a resolution in a cabinet meeting.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1450630/i...ed-to-resolve-afghan-conflict-says-fm-qureshi
     
  2. XiNiX

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    @Areesh , Its Just a Diplomatic Gesture. They actually want India Out of Afghanistan.
    @Oscar, Please tell this gentleman , not to ask for "cooperation" from Indians, It wont result into any good.
     
  3. Ipcha Mistabra

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    I wish I could tell him he is barking up the wrong tree, but these are just diplomatic pleasantries and are meant for the world media.
     
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    This is completely wrong statement by PTI government who is trying too hard to woo India.
    Have some self-respect and wake up.
     
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    A wrong move. He should not have said that.

    Guess just diplomacy to tell the world we are willing to work with everyone.

    I suggest Indians do not get too worked up about this.
     
  6. Qutb-ud-din Aybak

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    india out of afghanistan is the real cooperation india can do to bring peace in afghanistan.
     
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    Don't worry about it; we know what your government means and what they intend to do. :D

    So that you can return it to the Taliban?

    No thanks. We will only strengthen the Afghan people further and make them find ways to stay in their country and become developed again.
     
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    Well Said.
    But Which World media ? the one which believes OBL was found in Pakistan ? or the one which believes AQ khan was the Nuclear Walmart ?

    I concur.
    It seems "Naya Pakistan" has finally understood the strong foothold in Pakistan's own backyard.
     
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    da fuq? if that is true then he has lost his mind.
    hope he didint mean that..
     
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    it seems no one is ready to cooperate that is why everyone asking others to cooperate
     
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    This is nothing to get fussed about

    This government has impressed me with making seemingly positive statements ensuring coverage for our actual actions and intentions


    Its only a pity our previous government s have been so utterly useless
     
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    seems pak govt is too desperate to open a channel of communication with India.
    Let's not discuss about bilateral issue, let us sit down for Afghanistan. :lol:

    Both Russia and America wants peace in Afghanistan and it seems both wants to include regional countries.
     
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    Any negative perception, you can haplessly restate them to satisfy yourself but the important think is to use the same old idiom here against India as it was used against us for many years.

    I believe
    “Baghal mein churi, mun pe ram ram”
     
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    I would humbly believe that and readily accept if, in the past wars the aggressor was India. Which is NOT the case.

    Even China has been doing unpleasant stuff on border, but Unlike Pakistan, India did not ACTUALLY attack and make the "unfinished equations" settled. In India NO ONE talks about China has "bagal me churi" .. and HATE China. We Respect China, Though similar issues exist between China and India ( Indian Nukes were in direct Response to China's capability )

    Besides, As this forum suggests HARDLY any ones is discussing Economy. I just dont know why .. the Biggest Issue in this forum .. a forum which is supposed to comprise of "patriots" of Pakistan.. is totally mum and clueless about its Internal Economic Situation. All I see is Blame Game and no substantial analysis and in depth debate over the situation. NO One is practically doing ANYTHING, Just Blaming each other for different issues. Blame Nawaz, Blame Imran, Blame US, Blame India.... and the result is Negative Bank Balance. ( This is not a sudden development, for the past two decades it has not been any better )

    Im Sorry Sir, But I feel ,

    The Country which has been so badly mis managed internally .. by its leaders.. and countrymen who chose these leaders, lack the audacity to talk about whats wrong outside. How can any one blame the outside world when your own home issues ( particularly economy and growth) remain volatile ?

    It has been 70 Years sir.. its already too late.

    My Only Question to YOU Sir is, If India can Change the attitude towards China, if South Korea Could change its Attitude towards North, Why cant Pakistan ?
     
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  15. Qutb-ud-din Aybak

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    Ok then try to save it from taliban. If u can.
    Sensible way was to give taliban a path to peace with their objectives met.