Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan and extraordinary efforts made by the Pakistan in this regard are appreciable : Analysts
Relations between the two countries are improving after a recent meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Astana.
Stable Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan-Consultations under way on Pak-Afghan coordination for peace and stability
Consultations are under way on Pakistan-Afghanistan coordination mechanism for peace and stability in the region.This was stated by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, while talking to journalists in Islamabad.He said relations between the two countries are improving after a recent meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Astana.The Advisor said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Tajikistan on Wednesday to attend Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Summit.
Host : Ch.Zamir Ashraf
Analysts On Telephone
Dr. Rasool Buksh Raees ( Expert on World Affairs ):
We should not be disappointed on prevailing instability in Afghanistan as there is always a hope for improvement. Afghan government has no writ in entire Afghanistan,major part of the country is still under the control of Taliban. It is the need of time that Afghan government should sit on the table of dialogue with Taliban and provide them the opportunity to be the part of national politics. There are difference in opinions of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Afghan government should not allow anyone to use its land against Pakistan.
Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi ( Expert on World Affairs):
India has strong influence in Afghanistan and is using Afghan soil for its evil designs against Pakistan. Afghan government must realize that stable and peaceful Afghanistan is not only in its own interest but in the interest of Pakistan and region as well. Pakistan and India became the permanent member of SCO ,so both countries need to strengthen the bilateral relations. Pakistan has always supported peace and prosperity in the region. Pakistani security forces have played a pivotal role in eradicating the menace of terrorism from the country. The instable Afghanistan is providing space to ISIS to increase its influence in Afghanistan.
“Washington sees Kashmir as a disputed territory”-US Department of State Spokesperson
The US State Department has said that the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir.“Our policy on Kashmir has not changed,” said a State Department spokesperson when asked if the designation indicated a change in the US policy on Kashmir, which Washington sees as a disputed territory.
Analysts On Telephone
Dr. Huma Baqai (Expert on World Affairs):
Declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salah-ud-din a global terrorist by United States is an effort to please Narendra Modi who recently visited US. It is totally an unfair decision. It is the Indian stance that Pakistan is involved in promoting militancy in Indian Occupied Kashmir then why India is not allowing the UN Observer group to visit the valley to collect the facts. India did not even accept the Trump’s offer of mediation to resolve the Kashmir dispute. U.S is hesitant to force India to give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination for the sake of its national interests.
Dr. A.Z. Hilali (Expert on World Affairs ):
The statement issued by US State Department that Kashmir is a disputed territory could be the reaction of strong timely response of Pakistan over Modi’s visit to United States. This statement is the success of Pakistan’s foreign policy. United States is well aware of the fact that peace in Afghanistan is not possible without the support of Pakistan. The current Indian extremist government is root cause of instability in the region and it is also admitted by international media as well. United States must not destabilize the balance of power in the region but should play its role to resolve Kashmir dispute. International community and Human Rights Organizations have been noticing the worst Indian violation of human rights and brutalities in IOK.