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Regional consensus: Islamabad tells ‘external actors’ not to meddle with Kabul!

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  1. Norwegian

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    While relationship improved with Iran and Afghanistan, Aziz said, the Modi government in India was not forthcoming to Pakistan’s overtures. PHOTO: REUTERS

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called for a regional consensus among the ‘external actors’ to agree on non-interference in the internal matters of Afghanistan, fearing that the war-torn country may be used for ‘proxy war’ in the post-US withdrawal period.

    “The external actors would have to agree on a regional consensus on non-interference,” said Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a policy statement on Wednesday while addressing the conference at the National Defence University.

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    Pakistan is increasingly concerned that growing influence of India inside Afghanistan could be detrimental to its interests in the region.

    There are concerns that Pakistan and India could engage in a proxy war in Afghanistan once the US completely pulls out of the war-ravaged country.

    In his address, Aziz urged the international community for not repeating the mistake of the past.

    “We believe this precious moment of hope and optimism in Afghanistan must be defended, by not repeating the mistakes of the past. International community’s continuous engagement is a major imperative, since another abandonment of Afghanistan would lead to a repeat of the 1990s,” he stressed.

    The PM’s advisor said the new Afghan government must be provided continuous economic and financial support for economic revival and for delivering on its reform agenda.

    “All Afghan stakeholders must be convinced that their country would emerge stronger only if they worked with each other, not against each other, to carve out a political settlement,” he contended.

    While highlighting the government’s foreign policy vision, he noted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enunciated “peace for development” as the defining principle of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

    Building a peaceful neighbourhood and a rebalancing between geo-strategic and geo-economic priorities constitute the main pillars of this policy, he added.

    Aziz maintained that the government has embarked on resolute efforts to create a peaceful external and internal environment, so that the core national objective of economic development is robustly advanced.

    However, he emphasised that the vision of a peaceful neighbourhood cannot be realised without a qualitative transformation in our relationships with Afghanistan, India and Iran.

    While relationship improved with Iran and Afghanistan, Aziz said, the Modi government in India was not forthcoming to Pakistan’s overtures.

    “India unfortunately has not reciprocated our outreach. The cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks by India on the pretext of our High Commissioner’s meeting with Kashmiri leaders was found unconvincing worldwide,” he said.

    The PM’s advisor cautioned that any efforts by India towards unilaterally altering the status of Kashmir would further compound the already complicated situation.

    “Unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling from across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, with Indian leadership threatening disproportionate use of force, portend India’s dangerous desire to create a space for war,” he said.

    Aziz said Pakistan appreciates US interest in South Asia and expects it to play a constructive role for strategic stability and balance in the region by allowing space and resources to focus on the objectives of economic development and poverty reduction and reduce the possibility of a reinvigorated arms race in the sub-continent.

    Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2015.
    Regional consensus: Islamabad tells ‘external actors’ not to meddle with Kabul – The Express Tribune

    This is a joke right? Isn't Pakistan meddling in Afghani affairs by dictating who they should be friends with or not? :D

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    And then Pakistanis complain why World dont take them seriously.

    Only Pakistan think that their actions are awesome master strokes and whole world wont be able to understand.

    Excellent. :coffee:
     
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    Wow!
    Pakistan tells others to keep out of Afghanistan's internal matters. Ironical!!
     
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    isn't islamabad an external player too ??
     
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    Oh, the irony! :D
     
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    didn't pak Pm's advisor felt one while he made this statement ??:partay:
     
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    Just look at his ugly face! :D
     
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    Didn't they forget their interference during Taliban regime has done for afganistan .
     
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    Oh come on!
    No need to make personal attacks on your foreign minister. I'm sure he was forced to say so. :)
     
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    So its meddling if you warn others not to use the soil of Afghanistan for anti Pak activities?


    Meh... hud hoti hai "uthanay" ki...
     
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    John B.

    Regional consensus: Islamabad tells ‘external actors’ not to meddle with Kabul – The Express Tribune
     
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    Afghanistan is our backyard and Pakistan has to use its extraordinary influence in there to keep the Indians in check.
     
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    Have some shame... hes is probably older than your father..
     
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    By his comments...........there is still time for him to be born.