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Pakistan will recognise Taliban govt if it upholds commitments to human rights, says envoy to US

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Pakistan will recognise Taliban govt if it upholds commitments to human rights, says envoy to US
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Islamabad's envoy in Washington Asad Majeed Khan speaks during a panel discussion titled 'Pakistan's priorities' at the US Institute of Peace (USIP). — Anadolu Agency/File

Islamabad's envoy in Washington Asad Majeed Khan speaks during a panel discussion titled 'Pakistan's priorities' at the US Institute of Peace (USIP). — Anadolu Agency/File
Pakistan is monitoring the ability of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan to deliver on commitments and promises to uphold human rights that they have made to the international community before extending recognition to it, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan has said.
“Whether the Taliban actually abide by those (commitments) is their call,” the Pakistani envoy said in an interview with The Washington Diplomat.
“But we have basically laid out our expectations, which is that we want the rights of everyone to be respected,” he said when asked under what conditions Pakistan would recognise the Taliban government.
“We want that Afghan territory not be used against any other country, including Pakistan. We want human rights and women's rights to be preserved.”
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At the same time, Ambassador Khan said Pakistan believed that “instead of indulging in give-and-take on these issues, right now what's really important is to avert a humanitarian crisis.”
What was really important at the moment was to “basically not let things fall apart”, he said, adding “clearly, there is a new reality, which is a government under the Taliban.”
“The international community has to make a choice: between engaging — and that doesn't necessarily mean recognition — and abandonment.”
Replying to a question about Pakistan-US ties, he said since 9/11, Pakistan has essentially been seen through the prism of Afghanistan.
“I can tell you that today, we are together on the same side in terms of our interests and expectations in Afghanistan. The US wants to see the conflict end; that's also what we want. And we would like to see that the gains Afghanistan has made over the last few decades are preserved.”
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Asked about the impression in the US that Pakistan supported extremist groups, Ambassador Khan said the facts needed to be looked at more closely.
“Pakistan has been a close partner and ally in decimating Al Qaeda, and in bringing about the peace negotiations (on Afghanistan),” he said, asserting that it was unfortunate that Pakistan was associated with a lot of negative news.
About India-Pakistan ties, he said, “Unfortunately, we have a government in India which is fundamentalist and ideological, which believes in unilateralism, and which has regrettably rebuffed all our peaceful overtures.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan had publicly extended the hand of friendship to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, noting that the latter chose to indulge in military adventurism.
“The situation in [occupied] Kashmir continues to be very bad. Pakistan wants to resolve all its disputes through engagement and dialogue. Our two countries have no other options but peace.“
No unilateral recognition
Last month, Pakistan had decided that it would not recognise the Taliban government unilaterally but with the consent of regional and international powers.
“Pakistan would take a decision about recognising Taliban government in Afghanistan in consultation with regional and international powers, especially China, Turkey and the United States of America,” Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had said after a meeting of the federal cabinet.
Pakistan remained committed to an inclusive political settlement representative of all Afghan ethnic groups, which was the way forward, he added.
In its first official comment on the government announced by the Taliban earlier this month, Pakistan had expressed the hope that the new political dispensation would work for peace and security in Afghanistan and address its people's humanitarian needs.
 

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now begins the time when these yanks will start threatening Pakistan in ernest. sanctions, pressure, volatilities, etc etc.

these mofo's will do everything to scapegoat Pakistan for their own incompetence. so its time to make a decision. either make a stand or start being told how to run Pakistan's affairs in accordance of india and its white master amerika.
 

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now begins the time when these yanks will start threatening Pakistan in ernest. sanctions, pressure, volatilities, etc etc.

these mofo's will do everything to scapegoat Pakistan for their own incompetence. so its time to make a decision. either make a stand or start being told how to run Pakistan's affairs in accordance of india and its white master amerika.
yups they have already started!
 

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“Pakistan would take a decision about recognising Taliban government in Afghanistan in consultation with regional and international powers, especially China, Turkey and the United States of America,”
Yes looks like you have a planned a join session of the senate of Pakistan, America and Turkey.

However ordinary citizens in Pakistan expect the government of Pakistan to make the decision after consultation of the parliament of Pakistan.
 

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Pak must accept Taliban and support them. Else, there will be a chaos. Taliban must be given a chance.
 

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Yes looks like you have a planned a join session of the senate of Pakistan, America and Turkey.

However ordinary citizens in Pakistan expect the government of Pakistan to make the decision after consultation of the parliament of Pakistan.
Now Pakistan has to answer anything that goes wrong in Afghanistan. We are always in trouble.... Damn if you do damn if you don't ... better Qatar deal with it ... sometimes Nawaz Sharif is right too ...
 

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Now Pakistan has to answer anything that goes wrong in Afghanistan. We are always in trouble.... Damn if you do damn if you don't ...
That is regardless since they are a neighbour but since when has Pakistan an official state policy of engaging sovereign countries through communal dictat?

I think there should be a regime change in Pakistan if she keeps this up.
 

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That is regardless since they are a neighbour but since when has Pakistan an official state policy of engaging sovereign countries through communal dictat?

I think there should be a regime change in Pakistan if she keeps this up.
anything through ballot acceptable. but..... if general election calls in Taliban will turn into a minority in parliament ... revisit strategy ... a nation dividedon religion and nationalism ...
 

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anything through ballot acceptable. but..... if general election calls in Taliban will turn into a minority in parliament ... revisit strategy ... a nation dividedon religion and nationalism ...
I won't indulge in semantics but Modi is indulging in systematic genocide through ballot and every other in region is the same.

It's like Pakistan insisting to only talk to US government after all possible theories about Russian and Chinese hacking get answered.
 

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Pakistan is free to do whatever serves its national interests, of course.
But people still have a different points of view and different flag. Wonder why Pakistan wanted NATO to stay longer when peace dialogue on the final stage.


We had fought for Islam before you born: Hekmatyar to Taliban
By Najibullah Lalzoy / in Afghanistan / on Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021 06:48 AM / 1 Comment /
Head of Hezb-e-Islami Engineer Gulbadin Hekmatyar in his recent video clip addressed the Taliban fighters telling them to shun violence since it only kills innocent Afghans.

Hekmatyar has told the Taliban that they-Hezb-e-Islami-have fought for the cause of Islam even prior to the Taliban’s birth.
The former warlord added that if the Taliban can prove the ongoing war to be in favor of Islam and the people of Afghanistan, they-Hezb-e-Islami will too join them. He reiterated that the current conflict is neither in the favor of Islam nor the people of Afghanistan.
“There is neither rational nor religious justification for continuation of war”, Hekmatyar added
He suggested, reconciliation, peace, intra-afghan talks and dialogue should be deemed as the ideal and rational means through which the goals should be pursued.
Gulbadin Hekmatyar by addressing the Taliban said, they-the Taliban- can achieve nothing but demolition and killing civilians by persisting in the ongoing war, thus they have to shun it.
Earlier, former president Hamid Karzai also said that the Taliban with their current territorial gains can achieve nothing. He in similar call on both the Taliban and Afghan government said, the current opportunity for peace must be seized not wasted.
It comes as 11-member delegation led by head of High Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah is due to visit Doha next Friday. The delegation also includ Hamid Karzai and Gulbadin Hekmatyar.
 
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But people still have a different points of view and different flag. Wonder why Pakistan wanted NATO to stay longer when peace dialogue on the final stage.
Pakistan has a clear economic interest in keeping NATO engaged in Afghanistan. Even now, it is working towards an arrangement that will help it manage expectations within Afghanistan for US and its own national interests.
 

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Pakistan has a clear economic interest in keeping NATO engaged in Afghanistan. Even now, it is working towards an arrangement that will help it manage expectations within Afghanistan for US and its own national interests.
This is unlikely.. The US will not have presence in Pakistan the cooperation meant is something else that book is closed it would also risk other ties to other countries and trade
 

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Pakistan has a clear economic interest in keeping NATO engaged in Afghanistan. Even now, it is working towards an arrangement that will help it manage expectations within Afghanistan for US and its own national interests.
US influence is going nowhere ...after all US arrange 1.6 billion dollars pledges yesterday. All economic packages coming through Qatar. Money matter only dealing by Qatar and US.
 

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This is unlikely.. The US will not have presence in Pakistan the cooperation meant is something else that book is closed it would also risk other ties to other countries and trade
US influence is going nowhere ...after all US arrange 1.6 billion dollars pledges yesterday. All economic packages coming through Qatar. Money matter only dealing by Qatar and US.
I said Pakistan is working towards such an arrangement. Whether it gets it or not, and on what terms, remains to be seen.
 

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