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Pakistan not serious, talks an exercise in futility: Massoud

Pakistan not serious, talks an exercise in futility: Massoud

Aug 12, 2015 - 17:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ahmad Zia Massoud, presidents’ special representative for reform and good governance, claimed on Wednesday that Pakistaninfo-icon was not serious about genuine peace talks and wanted to deceive the Afghans with false promises.

Addressing a meeting on International Youth Day, Massoud said the peace process should not be trusted anymore because Islamabad had been employing various tactics to deceive the Afghans.

He said that Pakistan was representing a terrorist group to sign a peace agreement with Afghans. “History proves that extremist groups have always led to ideological governments that never reached an agreement with other political groups,” he remarked.

The first round of peace talks with Talibaninfo-icon hosted by Pakistan with China and United States attended as observers was held last month in Islamabad. The second round of talks was scheduled on July 30 to be held in China or Pakistan, but it was suspended after reports about the death of Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Omar.

The new Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor rejected peace talks and stressed on taking the fight forward.

Massoud said it was height of injustice that a terrorist group backed by Pakistan imposed its demands on a nation of 30 million people. If Afghanistaninfo-icon is agreed with one group today then Pakistan would create 40 more groups tomorrow, he added.

Pakistan had been misleading Afghan government for the past nine months, he said, adding that reposing trust on Pakistan was equal as one’s support regional terrorism.

Anytime Afghanistan had found chance to establish a strong government, Pakistan involved and destroyed the morale of people, he added, saying that Pakistan had always tried to weaken the Afghan government by backing terrorist groups.

Massoud also criticized the international community for remaining silent about the terrorists’ hideouts in Pakistan.



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