Since the Taliban takeover of Kabul, nations in the neighbourhood have been competing with one another to remain relevant players. While some seek consensus on Afghanistan, Pakistan considers it as its progeny and guards it from nations inimical to it.It is also Afghanistan’s only backer in global forums. After all, it invested heavily in funding and supporting the Taliban for decades and chose the current government, sidelining the moderates of Doha. Further, Pakistan’s intentions appear to be to exploit Afghan soil to further its aims in Kashmir. However, amongst the Afghans, Pakistan remains a hated nation for having imposed a Haqqani-led Taliban government on it. (Read More)
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