Qureshi says buck can’t be handed to Pakistan for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday mentioned that peace in Afghanistan is a shared accountability by regional and international gamers and one can not merely move the buck to Pakistan.

The international minister, speaking to TRT World throughout his go to to Antalya, Turkey, mentioned that Pakistan had been engaged constructively for peace and stability in Afghanistan and would proceed to take action. However this can be a shared accountability. You can’t move the buck in the direction of Pakistan.

Pakistan is one regional participant. There are others international gamers and there are different pursuits which might be paramount within the area,” the international minister mentioned. So, it needs to be a holistic strategy and Pakistan will likely be companion in peace,” he added.

Pakistan is eager to see each the Afghan peace course of and withdrawal of troops advancing in tandem however in truth there’s a disconnect between the 2, mentioned the international minister. He mentioned Pakistan had known as for a accountable withdrawal in addition to needing that the peace course of go facet by facet.

What I’m seeing is that the withdrawal is happening at a reasonably speedy tempo however the peace course of is transferring forward at snail’s tempo. And that could be a little bit of a disconnect over there.And that’s of concern to me,” the international minister mentioned. He mentioned he was involved over the rising stage of violence in Afghanistan and which was not simply linked to the Taliban, however Daesh and different spoilers inside Afghanistan, who had been maybe not eager to see peace and stability there.

They’ve their very own designs and motives […] This can be a sophisticated state of affairs. There are inside struggles happening inside Afghanistan,” Qureshi mentioned. He mentioned different conflicts just like the Jammu and Kashmir dispute had been additionally impeding financial progress and integration within the area. Qureshi mentioned that the world has more and more been embroiled in nice competitors and confrontation, and persons are being pressured to take sides.

Dated 21-06-2021

Islamabad, Pakistan

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