As international pressure on Pakistan over its controversial role in the war against terrorism increases, some Afghan political analysts Saturday asked the government to step up efforts to convince the world to take proper action against Pakistan before the opportunity is wasted.
They warned if government fails to mobilize the world against Pakistan, the repercussions could be devastating and this will provide Pakistan with a new opportunity to mislead the international community by using its deceptive politics.
Pakistan these days is under massive international pressure particularly from its strategic ally the United States over its backing of the Taliban and other militant groups that wage war in Afghanistan.
It appears that growing international pressure has been pushing Pakistan into a corner.
“If we fail to take advantage of the opportunity, certainly Pakistan knows how to deceive the international community,” law expert Nasrullah Stanekzai said.
The statement comes a few days after President Ashraf Ghani in his speech to NATO leaders in Warsaw strongly criticized its counter-terrorism policy.
“Afghanistan must submit all evidences it has to the world countries and declare Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism that trains and funds terrorism,” MP Dawoud Kalakani said.
“An effective policy of Afghanistan is helpful to motivate the international community to put pressure on Pakistan to enter an effective counter-terrorism fight,” political analyst Sediq Patman said.
Two days ago, Rahmatullah Nabil, former chief of Afghan Spy Agency—the National Directorate of Security (NDS) – released some documents that shows that money provided by the U.S government to the Pakistani military for fighting terrorism is in fact spent by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) on promoting and supporting terrorism.