Pakistan has formally conveyed to the USA its ‘strongest reservations’ over a proposal to ask India on the UN-sponsored convention with a purpose to develop a “unified strategy” on the Afghan endgame.
The proposed UN convention of overseas ministers of the USA, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran and India is a part of the draft peace proposal ready by the Biden administration with a purpose to search a political resolution to the Afghan battle.
“Now we have severe reservations over inviting India on the UN convention. How can a spoiler have any constructive function,” requested a senior Pakistani official, who has direct information of the event.
“The reservations have already been conveyed to the US facet,” the official disclosed to The Categorical Tribune whereas referring to the latest go to of the US particular envoy for Afghanistan to Islamabad and a telephonic dialog between the US Secretary of State and the military chief.
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who was accompanied by Basic Austin Scott Miller who’s main the US forces in Afghanistan, held detailed discussions with the Pakistani civil and army authorities.
The talks from Pakistani facet had been attended by Military chief Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa, Director Basic Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) Lt Basic Faiz Hameed, Pakistan’s particular envoy on Afghanistan Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq and PM’s particular Assistant on nationwide safety Dr Moeed Yousaf.
Individually, Military chief Basic Qamar held over a 50-minute lengthy telephonic dialog with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, confirmed a supply, though each side stored mum over the phone name.
The contacts between the 2 sides centered on the brand new peace initiative by the Biden administration geared toward breaking stalemate within the Afghan peace course of.
The official, who requested anonymity since he was not authorised to talk to the media on the topic, mentioned Pakistan had strongly objected to the Indian inclusion within the Afghan peace efforts each in a gathering with Ambassador Khalilzad and in the course of the telephonic dialog with the US secretary of state.
It’s anticipated that the US would convey Pakistan’s issues to India and the Biden administration should attempt to persuade Islamabad to drop its opposition.
Nonetheless, the official made it clear that Pakistan wouldn’t settle for India on the UN assembly. The official defined that Pakistan didn’t have any objection to India sustaining bilateral relationship with Afghanistan and having financial cooperation.
“However so far as the peace course of is worried, India doesn’t have any function. India is a spoiler and a spoiler can’t be assigned a task within the peace efforts,” the official argued, suggesting that the problem might turn into a severe level of rivalry between Pakistan and the US.