The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Pakistan and a new political game

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Pakistan prime minister has announced that the representatives of US and Taliban in mediation of him would visit in Pakistan.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes Imran Khan prime minister of Pakistan has said that the visit takes place in US demand and mediation of him.
Although Imran Khan has given no more details and it is not clear what is level of Taliban envoy in negotiation with Khalizad but the move of Pakistan gives a message to America and its allies and also to Afghanistan that access to Taliban is only possible via Pakistan.
Khalilzad the special envoy of US for Afghanistan has so far met two times with Taliban delegation in Qatar. There was optimism about the visits. Both US envoy and Taliban delegation talked about progress of the negotiations. In addition, Taliban delegation attended in session held by Russian foreign ministry in Moscow, in this way rescued itself from international isolation and became more active in both political and battle fields.
Some sources have said that with new developments from the visit of US and Taliban delegations and attending of Taliban delegation in Moscow, Pakistan that is the main supporter of Taliban project has seen itself in the margin.
For this reason, Mullah Hibatullah the leader of Taliban who has close relation with Pakistan’s intelligence services on December third asked his political delegation from Qatar to Pakistan in order to give them some advices. While Pakistan under the cover of Mullah Hebatullah’s program organized the visit between US and Taliban delegation and in this way gave a message to America that any contact and negotiation with Taliban is impossible without the consent and agreement of Pakistan.
A number of Afghan politicians say that Pakistan hosting the session of US and Taliban’s delegations wants to say that they cooperate US, while in secret dealings, Pakistan want to show America that Taliban are in their control and influence and exploiting the situation wants to take certain privileges from America.
In addition, the Pakistanis successfully established relation between Moscow and Taliban in order to raise the US sensitivities if US and draw the attention of that country toward itself.( US and Pakistan are experiencing a tense relation during the last two , three years )
According those politicians, Pakistan designing the program of negotiation between Taliban and US is trying to drive the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the current political activities to the margin.
Pakistan some years ago prepared a program for negotiation between Afghanistan and Taliban, but when they learnt that they would reach consensus very soon. Using the death of Mullah Omer the leader of Taliban ceased the negotiation between Afghan government and Taliban forever.
Political elites say that the negotiation of US envoy with Taliban in Pakistan would be more important than Qatar’s sessions, because Pakistan is the sanctuary and the residence home of Taliban’s leaders, while Taliban repeatedly deny the presence of Taliban’s in that country, but due to the situation considering their interests openly talks about the presence of Taliban leaders in their soil.


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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.