Last updated on January 29th, 2019 at 03:32 pm
Pakistan did the work of negotiating with Afghan Taliban and US officials, and we took full responsibility for the Taliban to negotiate on the negotiation table. Pakistan wants to see America back as a friend, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said before leaving Afghanistan, America will recognize Pakistan’s role in eliminating the war.
Speaking to a foreign media, Spokesman Pak Army Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan’s work was done to facilitate the restoration of talks with the Afghan Taliban and US officials.
The Pak Army spokesman said that Afghan Taliban are not getting rid of Pakistan in the recent US official meetings in Doha. There are many Taliban groups and stack holders in this process. Therefore it takes time in connection.
DG ISPR said that all things would determine the progress made by the meetings, the progress on peace talks depends on the results of the meeting in Doha. It is not certain that the Taliban will join the Afghan government in negotiations. How this process progresses, it depends on every meeting that takes place now.
The spokesman for the Pak Army said that before leaving Afghanistan, the US would recognize Pakistan’s role in eliminating the war when the US forces should not go to Afghanistan. The US should go from Afghanistan with a promise to help Afghanistan being a friend. The Afghan government cannot end the terrorist sanctuary at this time, the Taliban joining a political stream will be in a better position to deal with groups such as Pakistani Taliban and ISIL and peace in Afghanistan.
Asif Ghafoor further said that Pakistan has always been important and will remain, like every independent country, Pakistan makes decisions on national interest. CPEC purely is an economic plan. We jointly made the JF17 Thunder plane with China.