Strategic partnership Agreement: Pakistan rejects Karzai’s preconditions

Published: October 9, 2012

Accusations of Afghan president termed ‘totally misplaced’. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday strongly rejected comments by Afghan President Hamid Karzai which attached preconditions for a proposed strategic partnership pact between Islamabad and Kabul.

Last week, Karzai told a news conference in Kabul that conditions would be attached to negotiations on the strategic agreement with Pakistan.

Listing the conditions, the Afghan president said that Pakistan must stop what he calls “the export of terrorism, suicide bombers, interference and all the other things which result in killing and disturbing the Afghan people’s tranquillity and destabilising Afghanistan”.

“Once we are assured that Pakistan, with which we want to have a friendly relationship, meets these conditions – eliminates terrorism and extremism and stops the training and export of insurgency to Afghanistan – Afghanistan will be ready to work on this,” the Afghan president had said.

However, Pakistan strongly rejected these accusations terming them totally “misplaced and without any basis”.

According to an official statement, the foreign ministry spokesperson said that Pakistan would like to have a mature and responsible dialogue with Afghanistan. “However, diplomacy through media needs to be avoided,” he added in reference to President Karzai’s statement.

The spokesman stated that the proposed Strategic Partnership Agreement was suggested by President Karzai during the Trilateral Summit held recently in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2012.

 

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Indian Wisdom
    Oct 9, 2012 - 10:03AM

    Listing the conditions, the Afghan president said that Pakistan must stop what he calls “the export of terrorism, suicide bombers, interference and all the other things which result in killing and disturbing the Afghan people’s tranquility and destabilising Afghanistan”.

    This is not just the demand from Afghanistan , but of all the concerned parties including US, NATO, European Union etc…
    At least one attempt to critically analyse why every country is putting such tough and embarrassing demands is needed!!!

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 9, 2012 - 10:24AM

    Afghans won’t forget and Pakistan won’t regret.

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  • hasan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 11:55AM

    karzai knows the gravity of situation.. and rightly stand for his country. Pak should ashamed for its policy of poking nose on neighbors, for creating and officially supporting all kinds of nonsense within its borders. Ashamed to be called a pakistani, that none of neighbors look at us with respect.

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  • A J Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 12:26PM

    NO to any agreement with Afghanistan without repatriation of Afghan Refugees.

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  • sunil bhalla
    Oct 9, 2012 - 12:43PM

    Whole world is lying, only pakistan speaks truth. Till when pakistan will fool itself?

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:00PM

    It is very clear who is more eager to have that strategic, whatever that means, deal. Afghanistan already has one with India and US. It serves her purpose more or less. Everything India has Pakistan wants it like nuclear arasnel, Missael, Civil Nuclear deal, Satellite, Nuclear Submarine etc

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  • poleturtle
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:49PM

    What was happening in Afghanistan before foreign troops landed here? The trouble is the foreign troops who have killed hundreds of thousands of Afghans and thrown them out of their homes, without any reason. As long as foreign troops remain in the area, there can be no peace. Recommend

  • Abreez
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:43PM

    To solve Afghan problem one has to talk with these tribes,

    Arbanee (Sarbani)
    There are 105 Sarbani tribes, including:
    Babar,Durrani(Zirak/Panjpai),Kasi,Khalil,Miani,Mohmand,Sherani,Shinwari,Shilmani,Tareen,Yusufzai,
    Mangal
    Ghorgasht (Gharghakht)
    Balailzai (Panni) (Panri, Barozai, Zarkoon, Looni, Musakhail, Abdullahkhail, Habibzai, Marghazani, Dehpal, Mzari),Babai, Kakar,Naghar (Ans, Terk, Parman, Damsan, Abdul Rahman, Solat khani (Goryani-Shahpurchakar),Dawi ,Hamar,Doomar (Dumarr),Khondai,Jadoon (Gadoon),Masakhel (Musakhail),Safi,Mashwanai,Zmarai (Mzarai),Shalman,Mandokhail,Kundi tribe of District Tank and Kundian Mianwali.
    Karlanee (Kerlani)

    Roadh Bai,Dilazak,Mangal,Kakai,Bangash (Afghani) Tribe,Banusi (Banuchi),Wardak (Verdag) son of Hani,Khosti (of zhob) son of Hani,Aurakzai (Orakzai),Tanoli or Taniwal (Tanawal),Afridi or Apridee,Khattak,Khakwani (Khogyani),Sheetak,Bolaaq,Zadran (Jadran),Wazir,Masid (Mahsud),Daur (Dawar),Sataryanai,Gaarai,Turi,Hanee,Zazai (Jaji),Gorbuz,Khostwaal,Atmaankhel (Utmankhail),Muqbal
    Batani
    The Batani, Baitani or Bhittani include:
    Tokhi,Swati,Sahaak,Tarakaij,Andar,Ghilzai,Suleiman Khel (Suleimankhail),Kharoti,Hotak,Akakhel,Nasar,Bakhtiar,Marwat,Ahmadzai,Tarai,Dotanai (Dotani),Lodi,Chamkani,Niazi,Soor,Sherwani,Gandapur,Daulat Khail,Kundi Ali Khail,Dasoo Khail,Jaafar,Ostranai (Ustarana),Loohanai,Miankhail,Sheranai,Khasoor,Stanikzai,Hussain Khail

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  • G. Din
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:11PM

    “Pakistan rejects Karzai’s preconditions”
    Does it mean that Pakistan intends to continue “the export of terrorism, suicide bombers, interference and all the other things which result in killing and disturbing the Afghan people’s tranquillity and destabilising Afghanistan”?

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  • usman786
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:38PM

    @A J Khan:
    Do you have any idea about Pak’s foreign interests?

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  • DIL SAY
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:17PM

    What is causeing Terrorism in Afghanistan, Karzai knows it and is 100 % reponsible for it.
    Read todays story of New York times and then find the culprits for the mess and stop complaining pakistan and blaming for what it is not responsible.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/world/asia/students-in-kabul-fight-over-name-of-college.html?_r=0

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  • kamran
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:19PM

    @G. Din:
    hahahahahaaaa what a sense of humor lolz..Recommend

  • Cautious
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:41PM

    For a country which constantly makes statements that indicate that your goal is a friendly, peaceful and stable Afghanistan – you sure go out of your way to make sure you have the opposite. The American’s learned years ago to ignore anything you say and judge you by your actions — no doubt the Afghanistan will follow suit.

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  • Syed Hasan Abbas
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:23PM

    One can only laugh at Mr Karzai whose authority & control is confined to the limits of his own presidential palace. Pity you!

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  • Cautious
    Oct 9, 2012 - 8:55PM

    @Syed Hasan Abbas

    One can only laugh at Mr Karzai whose
    authority & control is confined to the
    limits of his own presidential palace.
    Pity you!

    Last time I looked Islamabad had little or no control over 1/2 of Pakistan — so maybe you should look in the mirror before you cast pity.

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  • Rafiq
    Oct 9, 2012 - 10:32PM

    I think this guy is insane.One day he says Pakistan is our brother and very next day he says Pakistan is their enemy. By making him President of Afghanistan I have doubts on US thinking as well and US is mistaken Karzai is they killing their solider from behind.Recommend

  • abc
    Oct 9, 2012 - 11:36PM

    They must come clean first before placing conditions on anyone else. They have nothing to talk but give regards to pakistan for extending unconditional support up till now.

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  • Oct 26, 2012 - 11:36PM

    Strategic pact agenda needs to be clear and this pact needs be based on some principal conditions, the statues of Durand line should not be part of the pact. However, this issue has to be settle prior President Karzai goes for signing the strategic pact. Role of Russia, India, US and British should not be neglected by both countries.Recommend

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