Islamabad – No other country, including Pakistan, will be allowed to intervene in Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman said. Faiz Hameed, the head of Pakistan’s ISI, had visited Kabul to meet with Taliban leaders. It is alleged that the visit of the ISI chief is to establish the domination of the Haqqani group in the Taliban government. In such a scenario, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tried to reassure India that the Taliban would not dance to Pakistan’s tune.
Currently, there is an internal conflict in the Taliban. A group in Taliban that negotiated with the United States and other countries through its office in Doha, the capital of Qatar, is vying for international recognition. But Pakistan wants a government of its loyal group in Afghanistan. If a government with the influence of this group comes to Afghanistan, it will be easier for this country to get international assistance. It could also benefit Afghanistan’s economy. On the other hand, if a radical group from the Taliban comes to power, the possibility of international recognition will be ruled out. This will leave the Afghan people in a dire situation.
For this, Pakistan is struggling to get international recognition for the Taliban. Pakistan‘s foreign minister had held direct talks with some countries. If the Taliban is not recognised, Pakistan’s national security advisers have threatened to carry out a terrorist attack like 9/11. Pakistan is trying to establish its dominance in Afghanistan by showing that it has played a significant role in gaining recognition for the Taliban. There are indications that Mullah Baradar and other groups in the Taliban are aware of this.
Against this backdrop, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid reiterated that Pakistan would not intervene in Afghanistan. Earlier, Anas Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, Pakistan’s stronghold in the Taliban, had also assured that Afghanistan would not be used against India. But India has adopted a policy of looking at this with extreme caution. India has indicated that its stand will depend on the form of government established in Afghanistan soon. Analysts had also warned the Indian government that it would be wrong for India to take any stand on Afghanistan right now.