Imran Khan believes no single faction could form a stable gov’t in Kabul, says Pak Minister
Addressing the inaugural session of the Pak Afghan Media Conclave kicked off yesterday, July 28, in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said that PM Imran Khan believed no single faction could form a stable government in Kabul. “So, all factions should sit together and form an inclusive dispensation,” he recommended.
The type of a future political system appears to be the main difference between the Afghan warring parties as the Afghan defense and security forces fight under the banner of Islamic Republic and the Taliban militants are waging war to restore their Islamic Emirate.
Negotiators of the two sides have almost made no progress in several rounds of intra-Afghan negotiations kicked off last year in September in Doha, Qatar’s capital.
Referring to Pakistan’s Constitution, he suggested that Afghanistan should adopt a similar model and build a consensus on a Constitution to move forward.
Pakistan has always been accused of backing the Taliban insurgency and instability in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s government, however, has always rejected it saying that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan.
Whay Pakistan favors peace and stability in Afghanistan?
Imran Khan’s vision was to link the region with Central Asia and European Union through a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, said Chaudhry at the ceremony. “For improving economic conditions of the poor segments of the region, political stability of Afghanistan is of paramount importance for achievement of this goal,” Pakistan’s information minister argued.
He went further to mention that Pakistan desires to set up a rail link between Gawadar and Tashkent in order to link Central Asia with China Pakistan Economic Corridor and also the Central Asian countries with European Union.
Pointing out to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the US military intervention in 2001, he noted that super powers play their games and then leave the region. “In 1988, both the US and USSR left Afghanistan at the mercy of the circumstances and people of Afghanistan and Pakistan bore the consequences.” Regarding the consequences of war in Afghanistan after 2001, the Pakistani officials also asserted that “US policies have failed in Afghanistan” and both Pakistan and Afghanistan were paying its price