‘Pakistan doesn’t need Afghan territory for use towards any nation’

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan on Tuesday mentioned Pakistan doesn’t need Afghan territory for use towards any nation together with Pakistan.

“We want human and women’s rights to be preserved in Afghanistan”, the ambassador mentioned in an interview with the Washington Diplomat, emphasising that averting a humanitarian disaster was of the utmost significance.

“We have basically laid out our expectations, which is that we want the rights of everyone to be respected,” he said.

The envoy mentioned each Pakistan and the US need to see the tip of the battle in Afghanistan, including that the 2 nations would additionally wish to see that the positive factors revamped the previous couple of a long time in Afghanistan are preserved.

I can tell you that today, we are together on the same side in terms of our interests and expectations in Afghanistan,” he mentioned.

Commenting on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impression on regional stability, the ambassador maintained that Pakistan’s constant place all through was that there was no navy answer to the battle and {that a} political dialogue was required.

Pakistan went out of its way to support the intra-Afghan dialogue. We feel that important progress was made,” he said, including that the developments of the previous few weeks took everybody without warning and created confusion.

However, “at least on our side of the border, we have not seen the kind of refugee influx that everyone feared”.

The ambassador reiterated that it was vital “to basically not let things fall apart”, retaining in view the brand new actuality of a authorities below the Taliban.

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“The international community has to make a choice: between engaging—and that doesn’t necessarily mean recognition—and abandonment,” he additional mentioned.

According to the ambassador, Pakistan, like different nations has not recognised the Taliban authorities however is monitoring the flexibility of the brand new authorities to reply to the considerations of the worldwide group and to ship on their guarantees.

He inspired critics of Pakistan, who considered the nation as a supporter of “extremist groups”, to look “more deeply at the facts”.

“Pakistan has been a close partner and ally in decimating al-Qaeda, and in bringing about these peace negotiations,” he mentioned.

When requested how Pakistan’s shut friendship with China affecting its ties with the United States sooner or later, Ambassador Khan mentioned the nation didn’t need its relationship to be seen by means of any prism, be it Afghanistan, India, or China.

He maintained that Pakistan could have shut relations with China, however its ties with the US are additionally shut.

“As we speak, the US is the largest export destination for Pakistan, and our third-largest source of remittances, around $3 billion a year”, he said.

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