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Pakistan is not going to settle for ‘forceful takeover’ in Afghanistan: Moeed Yusuf

National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf
Nationwide Safety Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf has stated that Pakistan is not going to settle for a “forceful takeover” in Afghanistan and as a substitute assist a political resolution to the war-torn nation’s battle.

“We is not going to settle for a forceful takeover,” he advised reporters at a press convention held on the Pakistan embassy in Washington, DC late on Wednesday, wrapping up per week of talks with the US administration.

The NSA careworn that the one resolution for peace in Afghanistan was a “political one”.

“We’ve made it completely clear that we’re with the worldwide neighborhood on the place this goes,” he stated. “However the world additionally must be clear that the US invests in a political settlement.”

Dr Yusuf stated the tough rhetoric of the Afghan authorities in opposition to Pakistan was making it inconceivable to keep up good relations between the neighbours.

“We’re starting to see a really acutely aware, deliberate effort by the Afghan authorities to scapegoat Pakistan,” he stated, including that Afghanistan wished to shift your complete blame of its failures onto Islamabad.

He reiterated that though Pakistan wished to have superb relations with the Afghan authorities, “sadly, the vitriol and rhetoric coming from there may be making that inconceivable”.

He urged the Afghan authorities and the Taliban to “compromise and attain a peace settlement” because the insurgents make fast beneficial properties amid the US troop withdrawal.

He careworn that the internationally recognised authorities in Kabul wanted to cease searching for a army victory and will embody a broader vary of Afghans in any future talks.

“There must be some compromise given the bottom actuality. However the violence must cease,” he stated.

Yusuf stated his US counterpart Jake Sullivan and others in President Joe Biden’s administration didn’t make particular requests of Pakistan, however mentioned “how shortly we are able to get all these actors in a single room to have a honest dialog”.

He dismissed speak of Islamabad exerting leverage over the Taliban.

“No matter restricted leverage we had, we used,” he stated, pointing to Pakistan encouraging the Taliban to enter talks with the Afghan authorities in Doha.

“Now with the troop withdrawal, that leverage has logically gone down additional,” he added.

Yusuf additional stated Pakistan was now not ready to simply accept Afghan refugees because it presently hosts about 3.5 million.

“Peace in Afghanistan is non-negotiable for us,” he stated. “We by no means are ready to see protracted instability that previously has triggered spillover into Pakistan.”

The NSA’s remarks got here after the US stated it wished Pakistan to maintain its borders with Afghanistan open for Afghan refugees, a requirement that would pressure already tense relations between the 2 international locations.

“So, in a spot like Pakistan, it’ll be vital that their borders stay open,” stated a senior State Division official whereas briefing journalists on the brand new US refugee admission programme for Afghan nationals.

NSA Yusuf had stated at a briefing in Washington this week that preparations needs to be made to maintain displaced Afghans inside their nation as a substitute of pushing them into Pakistan.

“Why make them dar-ba-dar (homeless)? Make preparations for them inside their nation. Pakistan doesn’t have the capability to take extra refugees,” he stated.