'A spoiler can't be a peacemaker': Moeed Yusuf says will not attend Indian moot on Afghanistan
National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Tuesday categorically said that he would not attend an upcoming moot on the Afghanistan issue hosted by India.
The NSA was addressing a news conference in Islbad after Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a Protocol on the Establishment of Joint Security Commission that was followed by the inaugural session of the commission.
According to the Hindustan Times, regional countries including China, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have been invited to the meeting which is expected to be held in New Delhi on November 10.
"I will not go, a spoiler can't be a peacemaker," Yusuf said in response to a question by a reporter about whether Pakistan will be attending.
The NSA regretted the international community's silence over h an ri hts violations and Indian state-sponsored te rorm in occupied Kashmir, and New Delhi's expansionist vision which was leading the region nowhere.
Questioned on what hurdles Pakistan was facing in the region to achieve peace and progress, the NSA said: "I think the region's obstacles are in front of you, there is no need for debate on this. On one hand is India [...] unfortunately [because of] the go nment's behaviour and ideology there, I don't see how this [peace] process will move forward — not just for Pakistan but the region."
He said all regions needed to be concerned if a major country started going down a similar path as India. "The world has unfortunately kept its eyes closed and isn't talking to India as it should."
Like it or not, Afghan matters cannot be solved without involving the sitting go nment of Afghanistan.
He is 100% . India needs to be called out for its te rorm.
Well said. Our previous govts could have done a better job at foreign policy by just saying the truth instead of pandering to power.
Be more positive with Afghanistan issue. Bring the good image and attitude back into the common Afghan people about Pakistan. Do as best as you can to convert and convince the Afghans to accept and treat Pakistan as their one best brotherly and friendly country with same belief.
Afghanistan can divorce (disengage) Pakistan easily because it is the man in relationship. Difficult for Pakistan to disengage after giving birth to 2 babies, TTA and TTP.
Well said, totally agree
Turmoil, poverty, closed borders, refugees, bloodshed are some of the achievements of Pakistans Afghan policy.
I support Taliban
@mbawmba, “ I support Taliban”
Go to Afghanistan
Love this man. Sensible, coherent and patriotic.
You are disengaged with India and still doing fine and it is a blessing for India. Please disengage with Afghanistan and bless them with prosperity..
@M. Saeed, you realise they are te rorts and not a legit go nment..
This man Moeed is too much. Always demanding for assistance from US and India in his terms! For once he should listen to their concerns!!
I am tabdeel-ed
Then keep promoting Taliban and watch your own downfall .
Well you were celebrating when Taliban came to power, so why crying now?
Your puppet re gie is installed in Afghan now. You have to care of them
Well said Moed. India has no part in the Afghan dialogue.
@pakpro, World doesn't look everything from Pakistani lenses.
Which country joined USA to remove USSR from Afghanistan ? Now why blame others ??
Pakistan should attend as its a conference to support and aid Afghanistan.
But need indian medicines??
Afganistanis and even Taliban prefer India to Pakistan.
Shame on Imran Khan
I don’t think India would be too concerned if Pakistan doesn’t attend.
Pakistan seem isolated