Role of the two states... By Sobia
27 August, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the invitation of Nawaz Sharif, is visiting Pakistan for the resumption of bilateral talks. Pak-Afghan ties are at a very grave stage, as both lack the trust element. However, this visit is very important for both states for future peace prospects as the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan is quite near.
At this point, both states are confronting this terrorism menace, which leaves a question mark on their capacity to tackle it. Some are of the opinion that there should be dialogue for peaceful resolution of the terrorism issue and, on the other hand, some are suggesting the use of force to curb this peril once and for all, as it has caused a huge number of losses.
The government, on the one hand, should act rationally to overcome differences while, at the same time, not compromising our national interests. The Afghan government should also realise that it cannot deny Pakistan a role for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Cooperation and trust are the needs of the hour.