No matter what we do, it’s by no means sufficient: FM

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Pakistan on Tuesday regretted that the US did not acknowledge its help in facilitating the peace take care of the Taliban and clean out its withdrawal from the war-torn nation in awkward circumstances.

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“No matter what we do, it’s never enough,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated throughout a press engagement organized by the Foreign Press Association, on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

The briefing was moderated by the organisation’s president Ian Williams.

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Asked if Washington was nonetheless pushing Pakistan to “do more”, the FM lamented that as an alternative of recognising Pakistan for its help, “fingers have been pointed at us”, recalling that when the US wished to enter into negotiations with the Taliban, “Pakistan helped and brought them to the negotiating table”.

“When they wanted safe passage for [their] people to leave Afghanistan in safety — we helped,” he added.

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The high diplomat stated Pakistan was additionally prepared to help within the proposed distribution of humanitarian help to the individuals of Afghanistan. “We are willing [to do so], we will be offering to help […] Pakistan can be that hub for the distribution of assistance.”

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“Tell us, what more can we do, that we have not [already] done,” Qureshi questioned. “For far too long — and believe you me, it is not helpful for someone who is trying to build a healthy bilateral relationship,” he stated, underscoring Pakistan’s significance for the US.

“How many friends do they have in that region — just look around and see — only Pakistan has been supportive and helpful,” the international minister stated.

“If you keep pushing us into the corner, then a [time] will come when the people of Pakistan [will] feel that no matter what we do, it’s impossible to please them, as they keep changing the goalposts. And let that sink in. It wouldn’t be helpful for the relationship.”

Replying to a query in regards to the nomination of the Taliban’s Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the UN, the international minister stated the problem will likely be determined by the UN Credentials Committee, because the interim authorities in Kabul is but to be recognised by the worldwide group.

However, Qureshi identified that Ghulam Isaczai, appointed by the ousted Ghani regime and at the moment accredited by the UN, was not recognised by the brand new rulers in Kabul.

“Who is he representing? What kind of communication can you have with a person at the UN who is not recognised? It is a complex and evolving situation.”

During the briefing, he additionally urged the worldwide group to have interaction with the Taliban to encourage progress in the direction of a extra inclusive authorities in Kabul.

While the Taliban ought to be held to their commitments on counter-terrorism, human rights, and political inclusivity, the fast precedence have to be to assist the Afghan individuals as they confronted a possible humanitarian disaster, he stated.

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