M_Id_413726_WorldAccording to reports, Islamabad has refused to host Afghan President Hamid Karzai to hold talks on joint strategy for action against terrorism.

Pakistani officials have said that Islamabad refused the call by President Karzai to visit Pakistan and told him to send a representative delegation instead.

The officials further added that President Karzai called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and offered complete cooperation from his side, following a meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Envoy Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudry last week.

Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Afghanistan’s top security adviser visited Islamabad earlier this week for talks with he Pakistani leadership following the refusal by Islamabad.

A well-placed diplomatic source has told Pakistani Today that Karzai is looking to make Islamabad convince the US and British governments to secure a future role for himself as he is facing international diplomatic isolation recently.

“Karzai is facing diplomatic isolation as the US and UK governments are not pleased with him following his refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement with the US. Now, he wants to make Islamabad convince the US and British governments to secure a future role for himself,” the source said.

The official also added that the Afghan president is busy levelling baseless accusations against Pakistan over border violations and criticized the Afghan authorities for not cooperating with Pakistan to repatriate the Pakistani Taliban terrorists who have taken refuge in Afghanistan.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.