- iqbal ahmed
- PRESS24 NEWS correspondent
Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that if India had invested in Afghanistan with good intentions, they would not have faced the disappointment they are facing today.
According to the Dawn newspaper, the spokesman of the Pakistan Army said this in a conversation with a private TV channel.
The newspaper writes that Major General Babar Iftikhar said, “All efforts of India were on the point that they could harm Pakistan by taking their steps in Afghanistan, but today they see all that investment sinking.”
In this interview Babar Iftikhar also talked on the issue of Afghanistan. He said that there are many aspects to the Afghanistan peace process and it is at a very important stage at the moment, and everyone understands this.
Pakistan says that the role of Pakistan in the Afghanistan peace process is only that of an ally, Pakistan cannot guarantee the success of that peace process.
Responding to a question about Pakistan’s role in this whole matter, the army spokesman said that “Pakistan has tried to carry forward this peace process with all good intentions, which of course also includes other partners.” But it needs to be understood that the role of Pakistan in this process is that of a facilitator and still Pakistan is doing this work, but Pakistan cannot guarantee the success of this process.
He said that from the beginning, Pakistan has believed that Afghanistan has to lead this peace process, Pakistan will continue to make efforts for it.
Regarding the Taliban’s claim to occupy 85 percent of Afghanistan’s territory, he said that the Taliban are making exaggerated claims, but according to their assessment, the Taliban has currently captured 45 to 50 percent of Afghanistan’s area.
An army spokesman said that if the Taliban establish power over the whole of Afghanistan in the future, it will be the decision of the people of Afghanistan and is not giving them any instructions from outside.
At the same time, he said that even if the Afghan army is successful, it will be the decision of the people of Afghanistan.
He said that Pakistan does not have any favorite faction of its own and it is for the people of Afghanistan to decide what kind of government they want in their country.
The Pakistan Army spokesman said that the gun cannot decide the future.
He said that “if the gun has not made a decision in the last 20 years, then what will it decide next. The recent military success of the Taliban is an aggressive action, but in any case the decision will have to be made sitting down, otherwise it threatens a civil war in which any It’s no good either.”
Pakistan should help against Taliban: Afghanistan
Afghanistan has appealed to Pakistan for help against the Taliban. According to the newspaper Jang, Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar said in an interview to a private news channel in Pakistan that he sincerely hopes that Pakistan will help him in stopping the Taliban.
He said that at this time al-Qaeda, Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other groups are fighting against the government of Afghanistan together with Taliban. He said that all terrorists are the same, there is no good or bad.
He appealed to Pakistan to help Afghanistan in preparing the Taliban for talks.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that it is the collective responsibility of the Afghan leadership and regional and global powers to restore lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Referring to a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he said that Pakistan and America have similar thinking in the matter of restoring peace in Afghanistan.
Qureshi said that after learning lessons from history, Pakistan is making a strategy for the future.
He said that Pakistan has no ‘favourites’ in Afghanistan.
Qureshi told reporters that he is in touch with the top leadership of the Taliban, the government of Afghanistan and the leaders of the Northern Alliance.
Qureshi said that he has invited the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Hanif Atmar, to visit Pakistan.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf has said that the situation in Afghanistan is very bad and is out of Pakistan’s control.
Fear of fourth wave of corona in Pakistan
There have been many cases of Delta variants in Pakistan. According to the newspaper Express, Union Minister and National Command and Operation Center (ACOC) chief Asad Umar has warned of the beginning of the fourth wave of Corona.
He said that if the guidelines of Corona are not strictly followed, then many restrictions will be imposed.
He said that it was warned two weeks ago, but now there are clear signs of the fourth wave.
He said that more restrictions will be implemented before Bakrid. Air travel will not be allowed from August 1 without the vaccine.
Apart from this, people above 18 years of age going on tourism within the country will be mandatory to take the vaccine and will not be allowed to travel and book in hotels without vaccination certificate.
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