Afghan, US should exert regular pressure on Pakistan to fight terrorism

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2016)


A number of former US diplomats have stated that Afghanistan Government and international community should exert pressures on Pakistan rather than much focusing on peace talks process, saying Pakistan needs to be convinced to combating terrorism, otherwise peace talks won’t give good results as passed experienced indicated.

US former Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and James Dobbins the US former envoy to Afghanistan have written an article in News week magazine saying Pakistan chief of Army Raheel sharif who have visited Kabul had promised to Afghan leaders that Pakistan will exert pressures on Taliban leaders to come behind the negotiation table and re-begin peace talks process.

Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said,” for the time being the only solution which is suitable for peace talks is to exert pressure on Pakistan, and Afghanistan doesn’t have be changed into save heaven for terrorism and extremism.”

According to their statements beginning of peace talks is a must but Pakistan Government should stop Afghan Taliban for launching military operations.

Part of the statements of US diplomats indicated that Taliban may want some of the eastern and southern provinces control which isn’t acceptable for white house and Afghanistan Government, those places may be changed into a save heavens for terrorism and extremism.

Former US envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins said,” in order to decrease violence, US Government should exert regular pressure on Pakistan, major part of US aids which is given to Pakistan should be spent on shutting down save heavens of Haqqani,Taliban in Pakistan.”

The writer has also pointed out on some of the other major factors which enables Afghan security forces to do well the US Government should fill some of the gaps which are intelligence information,logistic and air supports to Afghan security forces.

Reported by Fahim Noori

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