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Pakistan is playing constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan, says Ehsan Ullah Tiwana

By Muhammad Asif Noor | China Economic Net Aug 26, 2021
Editor's note: The writer is Director of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Pakistan. The article reflects the author's opinions and not necessarily the views of China Economic Net.
 
ISLAMABAD: August 26 (China Economic Net)- Malik Ehsan Ullah Tiwana, Chairman, National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs said that Pakistan is playing a constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan. Pakistan, with its support and non-interference policy stand, always considers that there should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned solutions to the internal crisis of the country. 
 
He was speaking at the Seminar on "Failed Afghan Prescription and Taliban 2.0: Regional Stakes & Implications" hosted by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) and Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University. 
 
Pakistan is playing constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan, says Ehsan Ullah TiwanaPakistan is playing constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan, says Ehsan Ullah Tiwana
 
Seminar on "Failed Afghan Prescription and Taliban 2.0: Regional Stakes & Implications"
 
Speakers of the Seminar were in the consensus that the chaotic fall of the Afghan government is a matter of concern for the international community because of the growing humanitarian crisis. They were of the view that the "Neo-Taliban" need to act on their policies of reconciliations, giving rights to women and other commitments to remain engaged at the global scale. Afghan developing political and security concerns demand comprehensive and multilateral engagement. 
 
The Seminar was hybrid and both were online and at the venue of the event. The entire session was moderated by Farhat Asif, President of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) with the Chief Guest Malik Muhammad Ehsan Ullah Tiwana, Chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. 
 
Dr. Amna Mahmood, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, emphasized the positive outcome of the entire Afghanistan situation. Ambassador (R) Abdul Basit analyzed the Afghan situation on three levels: domestic, regional, and international, and explained at length the prospects for regional players in dealing with the Taliban.
 
Pakistan is playing constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan, says Ehsan Ullah Tiwana Pakistan is playing constructive role in peaceful Afghanistan, says Ehsan Ullah Tiwana
 
Seminar on "Failed Afghan Prescription and Taliban 2.0: Regional Stakes & Implications"
 
Dr. Syed Hussain Shaheed Soharwardi, Chairman, Department of the International Relations University of Peshawar shared the mistakes committed by former President Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan and his opinion on the Taliban's delay in forming a government. Dr. Aiysha Safdar, Head of the Department of International Relations at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, highlighted five of the most asked questions concerning Afghanistan and offered her brief analysis of the situation. 
 
General, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oktay Bingol, Senior Security and Strategy Advisor of ANKASAM, underscored the positive indicators for the future scenario of Afghanistan. Dr. Rashid Aftab, Director of Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University Islamabad, has shed light on the history of the Afghan conflict. He stated that regional stability depends on Afghan political scenario, connectivity, and sovereignty. 
 
A large number of media persons, journalists, students, and academicians from different parts of the world attended the webinar.
 
Muhammad Asif Noor, the writer is Founder Director- Center for BRI and China Studies and Founder Friends of BRI Forum- Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies
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