America's election result and Kabul, will the policy change?


I was going to write about Pakistani zoos this week because the government is trying to send animals to open places and close the zoos instead of keeping them inside cages. Today, zoos are not preferred, then countries like Pakistan do not even have the resources to keep wild animals in their natural habitats. It started at the Islamabad zoo with Kavan Elephant, who had been living here for thirty-five years and went into depression after the death of his female companion. One cannot believe that he cries like a human, even sheds tears. His position was such that foreign veterinary organizations such as the Four Poses Organization proposed to the Pak government that he would take him to Cambodia so that he could live the rest of his life better. The head of this organization, Dr. Aamir Khalil said that 'When I first came here, I realized that due to the ongoing construction works in his enclave, he needed to be taken away. Sitting near him, I saw his tears. This happened for the first time in my professional life of thirty years.

But when counting of votes is going on in America, then readers will not be interested in elephants. The American election is such that every country in the world keeps an eye on it because it has a direct impact on all countries. Pakistan should convey a message to Washington at this time that it should not see it only for security because of Afghanistan, but to see Pakistan as a country with potential. The Pak Foreign Ministry has greeted Americans as they are taking part in the era-defining election of who will remain in the White House for the next four years — current Republican President Donald Trump or his Democratic rival and former Vice President Joe Biden. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Chaudhary said that 'whoever wins, Pakistan is keen to work with it'.

He also said that the presidential election is an internal matter of America. Whoever becomes the President of America, there is no going to change in Afghanistan soon. Pakistan's grip on the Afghan Taliban is no longer as strong, so Taliban fighters should no longer be trained and must develop their own sources of funding.

The Pakistan Army, which controls the Pak-American policy, has always given top priority to military and hardware procurement and the Pak-Afghan policy is fully linked to security. But it is very difficult to convince Washington that Pakistan has other issues like business cooperation. Senator Sherry Rehman states that 'Pakistan should hope that the next US administration will be a priority in advancing the system of multilateralism, and in that system, Pakistan as a progressive country because of its strength, population and geopolitical position Will find a place at

But this seems difficult because the US is focusing only on Afghanistan. Washington is in a hurry to create a political system in Kabul so that American soldiers can return home before Christmas. Afghan-American diplomat Jalame Khalilzad, who works as the Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited Rawalpindi several times in the last few months. However, he only met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Chief. He did not even bother to call Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, nor was the Foreign Minister himself present at the meetings of the Army Headquarters. Some people in Pakistan say that no matter who wins in America, its Afghan policy will remain the same and there will be no major changes in it.

Jallem Khalilzad's only agenda for meetings in Pakistan is to force Pakistan to stop terrorist attacks on the Afghan Taliban and sit at the negotiating table. But it seems impossible because it is not in the nature of Afghans to take instructions from anyone. Then today they are well trained, armed and all western countries can have direct contact with them. The latest terrorist attack in Afghanistan has made the Doha peace process a joke. The Islamic State has also become stronger within Afghanistan and has claimed responsibility for the attack on the University of Kabul, which killed dozens of students.

The leadership of the Pak Taliban is also within Afghanistan, from where it attacks Pakistan, and some of them have also been seen in Waziristan, which has worried the locals there. In such an environment, it is feared that if thousands of remaining American soldiers left Afghanistan, there will be no stopping the Taliban from wreaking more. Unstable Afghanistan will directly affect the internal situation of Pakistan, so the Pakistani government has asked Washington several times not to take steps like the withdrawal of troops in a hurry. Lakhs of Afghan refugees took refuge in Pakistan after the Soviet Union left Afghanistan, and from there began the culture of heroin and Klassinkov. Regardless of who wins in Washington, it will be important for Pakistan to convince the US government not to leave its troops in a hurry and leave Afghanistan in turmoil. One thing is clear that no one can win in the war of Afghanistan.