Hina Rabbani Kar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan attended the meeting in Doha hosted by the United Nations to discuss Afghanistan.
It is stated that Pakistan has sent the most senior delegation to the envoys’ meetings compared to other countries.
Special representatives of some 25 countries and international organizations had been invited to the United Nations two-days meeting in Doha Qatar.
The meet is scheduled to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan and the ways forward on May 1 and 2 along with Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General.
Rabbani represents Islamabad’s perspective to build a consensus on the way forward for Afghanistan, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan on Sunday.
The statement reiterated that Pakistan will continue to support efforts to advance common goals for a peaceful, stable, independent, and prosperous Afghanistan.
In addition to the special representatives meeting, it is also stated that Ms. Rabbani will hold bilateral meetings with several stakeholders who participate in the meeting.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the United Nations has neither invited Taliban representatives, nor anyone from other political factions and civil activists of Afghanistan to the Doha meeting.
Some critics of the Doha meeting believe that the summit hosted by the UN on Afghanistan indeed paves the way forward for the formal recognition of the Taliban regime by the international community.
The source adds that the Doha meeting tries to discuss a common understanding of engagement with the Taliban, who still have no internal legitimacy or international recognition as the legitimate rulers of Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s administration needs to fix the problems of their own citizens first, rather than sending delegations to international meetings to discuss other countries’ problems. Their citizens are dying of hunger or getting killed by terrorists, while the administrative officials are busy traveling the world.