Tribune Take: Pakistan's boycott handicaps Bonn conference

Without Pakistan, peace in Afghanistan and negotiations with the Taliban is not possible.


Mahawish Rezvi November 29, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at Pakistan's decision to sit out the Bonn conference on Afghanistan.

Naveed Hussain, The Express Tribune’s national editor, says the boycott sends a significant message to the international community. Pakistan's refusal to attend the conference signals the common sentiment in the country over the breach of sovereignty by the Nato attack over the weekend.

Hussain says Pakistan's absence makes the conference lose its effectiveness, although significant results were not to be expected from the talks.

He also adds that without Pakistan, peace in Afghanistan and negotiations with the Taliban is not possible.

Read Naveed Hussain's articles here.

The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

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You Said It | 9 years ago | Reply

@Akbar: cant you see 3m i.e. 15% of Afghanistan population still living in Pakistan. We have been hosting you guys since 1979 when Russia invaded you …including your President Karzai and what have you brought here in Pakistan, drugs, AK 47?

Wrong. Pakistan created the culture of drugs and AK-47s in Afghanistan. It thought it could spread the disease and would be immune from it, but is now sick itself. Noone can outrun their karma even if they have strategic depth (which Pak never did).

Akbar | 9 years ago | Reply Idiot Khan -cant you see 3m i.e. 15% of Afghanistan population still living in Pakistan. We have been hosting you guys since 1979 when Russia invaded you ...including your President Karzai and what have you brought here in Pakistan, drugs, AK 47?
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