No hope Pakistan will help with peace talks ‘They lied to us’: Hanif Atmar

The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar has said there is no hope Pakistan will help Afghanistan with the peace talks with the Taliban group.

During an interview with Gandhara/RFERL, Atmar said “We have received messages from Pakistan as we have diplomatic relations. Our president has told them we have no hope that they will help us with peace talks.”
Atmar further added “He told Pakistan that they promised they would go against those who do not want peace talks, but Pakistan did not do this. They lied to us.”

Questioning Pakistan’s honesty in fight against terrorism, Atmar said “Islamabad said the Taliban leader was not in Pakistan, but then we saw Mullah Mansur had a Pakistani ID card when he was killed while traveling inside Pakistan.”

“We asked them very clearly: “Why are you lying? This [peace process] would not be in your favor. Terrorism will backfire against you, and it already has.” My hope is that Pakistan thinks logically and pays attention to this issue,” Atmar added.

The Afghan government was expecting to participate in direct peace talks with the Taliban group soon after the Quadrilateral Coordination Group comprising of Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and China started work.

Several rounds of QCG talks were held and the participating members had agreed to take actions against the groups pursuing violence but the Taliban group rejected the calls by the QCG and Afghan government to participate in direct talks.

The group announced its spring offensive in mid-April and staged numerous deadly attacks with the support of the Haqqani terrorist network based in Pakistan, forcing the Afghan government to withdraw from the talks and opt strict military actions against the group.

The Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the Taliban group and Haqqani terrorist network leaderships to use its soil for planning and coordinating attacks in Afghanistan.

However, Pakistan has opposed to opt a military option to resolve the issue despite admitting that the leaders of the Taliban group are based in the country and Islamabad could use certain leverages to force the group to participate in peace talks, including the pressure the country could build on the group on certain facilities it uses such as health facilities.

Source Khaama Press

Лекториум он-лайн

[youtube_channel resource=0 cache=0 random=true fetch=25 num=1 ratio=3 responsive=1 width=306 display=thumbnail norel=1 nobrand=1 showtitle=above desclen=0 noanno=1 noinfo=1 link_to=none goto_txt="Visit our YouTube channel"]

You Might Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>