Afghan Peace Process and the Role of Pakistan in Engaging the Stakeholders

Authors

  • Muhammad Idrees Department of Politics and International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8339-3919
  • Ashfaq U. Rehman Department of Political Science, Women University Swabi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4789-4104
  • Manzoor Ahmad Naazer Department of Politics and International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.lassij/3.2.3

Keywords:

Peace, Reconciliation, Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, Regional Security, Conflict Management, Afghan War, Peace in Afghanistan

Abstract

The Afghan people suffered a lot from war on terror, security issues, and political and economic instability since US invasion in 2001. Pakistan being an important neighbouring country of Afghanistan can play a vital role in bringing amity and stability through facilitating peace process. Both the US administration and Afghan government demand Pakistan to influence and bring the Taliban to the table talks. In this context, this study aims to explore Pakistan’s role in the ongoing peace process that has so far created an understanding among the stakeholders that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of the region. The study finds that there are greater issues to be dealt with carefully e.g., the governance system of the country, the constitution, and a viable power-sharing formula to be acceptable to all the stakeholders. Any successful peace deal needs a strong commitment on the part of all the stakeholders. Peace is the need of the hour not only for Afghanistan but for the whole region as well. Pakistan needs to continue her support to the Afghanistan’s stability and play its due role in the peace negotiations in the greater regional interests.

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2020-02-14

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Idrees, M., Rehman, A., & Naazer, M. A. . (2020). Afghan Peace Process and the Role of Pakistan in Engaging the Stakeholders. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 3(2), 20–34. https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.lassij/3.2.3

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