It would be in the best of interest of Islamic neighbours- Pakistan and Afghanistan to mutually discuss, debate and deliberate on the key pressing areas of conflict and contention between the two in the backdrop of ascendant Taliban capturing and controlling crucial terrains and territory of Afghanistan.
President Ghani’s forces are trying to give a befitting reply to the Taliban’s fighters given the US military withdrawal from the scene with President Biden wholeheartedly wanting to revive and resurrect American trade, economy and investments with a pandemic in place.
The Afghan security establishment blames Pakistan’s military agency ISI for sponsoring, sheltering and enabling infiltration of Taliban fighters into Afghanistan’s side of the border while Pakistan holds Afghanistan responsible for all the overt and covert operations bloating its security and sovereignty
It is in this light an attempt to reconfigure, reorganize, recognise and reassess their roles and priorities should be undertaken involving the offices of Imran Khan and Ashraf Ghani. Apart from building consensus on factors ailing and affecting their association, pinpointing the differences of perceptions, ideas, values and opinions is a necessity to trace and tackle.
Politically speaking, accusations and blame-games may turn counter productive and disastrous in repairing and healing the soured and strained ties. Let their be room for reconciliation without walking the tightrope and testing each other’s waters. Negotiating a bilateral treaty, accord and agreement may give boost to a balance pushing aside conflict and contestation for dominance and hegemony running a risk to those daring its authority and command.