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Pakistan harboured Taliban, Haqqanis, has interests in Afghanistan in clear conflict with America's: Blinken
 
Washington, Pakistan has harboured the Taliban, and the Haqqani network, and has “multiplicity of interests” in Afghanistan, including some that are in “clear conflict” with America’s interests, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a Congressional hearing on Afghanistan.


Answering questions posed by Bill Keating on Pakistan’s “active, and by so many accounts, a negative role in Afghan affairs for decades” and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency’s close ties with the Taliban, Blinken said the Congressman was “very right to point out the role” played by Pakistan.


Blinken said Pakistan’s role has involved “hedging its bets constantly, about the future of Afghanistan.


“It is one that has involved harbouring members of the Taliban, including the Haqqanis. It’s one that’s also involved at different points, in cooperation with us in counter terrorism. And so, there are a number of things that have come into play.

“It (Pakistan) has a multiplicity of interests, some that are in conflict – clear conflict - with ours, when it comes to Afghanistan.


“It’s focused, of course, as well on India and the role that India is playing in Afghanistan, and it looks at it through that prism as well.

“All of these things I think have influenced what it has done – on many occasions detrimental to our interest, on other occasions in support of those interests.”

He said that the Taliban have to make good on their commitments made to the international community, and that every country, including Pakistan, is expected to see to that.


“And so, going forward, what we are looking at – what we have to look at – is an insistence that every country – to include Pakistan –make good on the expectations that the international community has of what is required of a Taliban-led government if it’s to receive any legitimacy of any kind or any support going forward – to include ensuring freedom of travel, to make good on its commitments on not allowing Afghanistan to be used as a haven for outward directed terrorism; to include upholding the basic rights of the Afghan people, including women and girls and minorities, to allowing humanitarian assistance in, to include having a more representative government.

“And so, Pakistan needs to line up with the rest of the – with a broad majority of the – international community in working towards those ends and in upholding those expectations,” Blinken said.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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 Mumbai, Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and Netflix have come together for their upcoming spy thriller Khu  
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KERALA NEWS
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 Thiruvananthapuram, Schools in Kerala will be reopened from November 1, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vija
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Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi courts controversy
NATIONAL NEWS
Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh
 Chandigarh, Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned as the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday, accus
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Six states including UP, Delhi and Haryana report dengue outbreak: Govt
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