At a press convention hours after the UN Safety Council assembly, Ambassador Munir Akram, Pakistan’s everlasting consultant to the United Nations, additionally criticised India, the council president for the month of August, for denying Pakistan the chance to handle the 15-member physique as a neighbouring nation with a significant stake in peace in Afghanistan.
“We made a proper request for participation nevertheless it was denied,” he informed reporters on the UN Headquarters in New York. “Clearly, we don’t count on equity from the Indian presidency for Pakistan.”
Akram mentioned not inviting Pakistan to the UNSC assembly on Afghanistan violated Safety Council guidelines.
Pakistan’s full assertion will likely be will likely be circulated to the UNSC members, the Pakistani envoy mentioned.
He mentioned there have been no terrorist secure havens left after Pakistani navy’s efficient operations in Waziristan and different areas, and that the fencing of the border was now 97% full to stop cross-border motion.
Ambassador Akram additionally slammed regional “spoilers” who he mentioned have been trying to derail the Afghan peace course of.
He warned towards spoilers, “each inside and out of doors Afghanistan” towards their machinations to advertise their vested pursuits.
Ambassador Akram mentioned that Pakistan was affected by a spate of assaults from Tehreek-i-Pakistan and Da’esh terrorists from the Afghan territory. “So, the shoe is on the opposite foot.”
The Pakistani envoy mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan had constantly known as for a political answer as the one strategy to restore sturdy peace and safety in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan subsequently welcomed the worldwide consensus which has emerged that the very best technique of securing peace and stability is thru a political answer negotiated between events to the battle,” he mentioned.
Pakistan has made earnest efforts to advertise such a political settlement, Ambassador Akram mentioned, stating that in 2015, a political settlement was scuttled by the deliberate revelation of the demise of the then Taliban chief Mullah Omar.
Pakistan, he mentioned, was instrumental in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating desk in 2019, and facilitated the conclusion of the US-Taliban settlement of February 2020.
“We helped convene the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha in September 2020,” he mentioned whereas highlighting Pakistan’s position within the peace course of.
In UNSC assembly, Afghanistan seeks Pakistan’s assist in ‘dismantling’ Taliban
Pakistan ought to assist Afghanistan in “dismantling” the Taliban for peace to prosper within the war-torn nation, Ambassador and Everlasting Consultant of Afghanistan to the United Nations Ghulam M Isaczai had mentioned.
The Afghan ambassador’s feedback got here throughout an open assembly of the UNSC on the deteriorating scenario in Afghanistan.
The dialogue was requested by the Afghan authorities, in addition to Norway and Estonia. The Safety Council final met on Afghanistan in June, however the scenario within the conflict-ridden nation has quickly worsened since then.
Peace talks between the Afghan authorities and Taliban negotiators began final yr within the Qatari capital of Doha, however haven’t made any substantive progress.
Isaczai, who represented Overseas Minister Haneef Atmar within the assembly, mentioned the Taliban had launched brutal assaults which had prompted additional instability within the nation.
“It’s our job to cease it.”