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Pakistan will not unilaterally accept Taliban government: Mazari

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shirin Mazari has said that Pakistan will not accept the Taliban government unilaterally.

Addressing the Virtual Afghanistan Conference organized by the Nut Shell Group, Mazari said that Pakistan would no longer be a scapegoat.

She said that Pakistan would not accept the Taliban government unilaterally, the decision would be taken jointly with the regional governments.

She said that after the Doha agreement, the US put pressure on Pakistan for the release of Taliban leaders while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was released at the request of the US.

Mazari said that the United States has been leaving Pakistan alone after the meaning came out.

The Federal Minister said that the Taliban should get a chance in Afghanistan, Canada has been a part of the peace process, regretted the announcement of not accepting the Taliban, the Afghan people have to decide their own future, Pakistan can only cooperate.

Addressing the virtual conference, PPP leader and Senator Sherry Rehman said that it was very important for Pakistan to protect its borders. The Doha agreement was not a peace agreement but a US withdrawal program.

Former Foreign Secretary Riaz Khokhar said that a fresh strategy should be adopted on the current changes in Afghanistan while former Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman said that Pakistan should be wary of Indian intentions.

Retired General Naeem Lodhi said that Pakistan should join hands with regional countries to accept the new administration of Afghanistan.

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