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In addition, At the other end of the city, those who will have trauma imprinted on their minds forever. coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.The yatra has been going on smoothly from the two routes — the traditional Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and Baltal On the eighth day of the yatra today 15335 yatris paid obeisance at the cave shrine Since the beginning of the pilgrimage on June 29 as many as 105380 yatris have paid obeisance at the naturally-formed Ice Shiva Lingam inside the cave shrine For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aimal Faizi | Updated: June 9 2017 7:22 am Afghan President Ashraf Ghani prays during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul Afghanistan June 6 2017EUTERS/Omar Sobhani Related News Afghan president Ashraf Ghani referred to Pakistan nine times in his 36-minute speech at the Kabul Process conference on June 6 a one-day meeting between the Afghan government and representatives of 27 countries and international organizations charged with restarting a peace process in this violence-torn country While Ghani’s central demand was to urge the world community to act on its “promise” to fight terrorism and help Afghans in responding to the threat of terror he stressed on Islamabad’s disinclination to genuinely commit itself to peace in Afghanistan He desperately urged Pakistan once again “to propose its agenda and a mechanism” for joint political efforts which can “lead to peace” in Afghanistan But wasn’t this the right time and occasion for Ghani to share his own spy agency’s intelligence that the Haqqani terror network with “the direct guidance and assistance from Pakistan” had carried out the recent massive bomb attack in Kabul which killed over 150 Afghans and injured hundreds more Question is does the Afghan government have accurate actionable and relevant intelligence in this regard In fact does Washington have the specific intelligence or not to conclude whether Pakistan was involved in the May 31st deadly terrorist attack in Kabul But Ghani seemed to let Pakistan off the hook Instead of stating that “we cannot figure out what is it that Pakistan wants” or asking what it takes “to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region” the President must realize that all Afghans want is to urge Washington and the international community to fix or capture the Haqqani Network and the Taliban leaderships in Pakistan Begging for peace and cooperation from Islamabad means that the Afghan president a steadfast US ally is desperate and has failed to push for a shift in Washington’s strategic thinking vis-a-vis Pakistan Offering an olive branch to Pakistan On November 14 2014 shortly after assuming the presidency in an effort to appease Islamabad Ghani visited the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi His message to the Generals was “Afghanistan wants to bolster security and defence ties with Pakistan” Over the next few weeks a series of closed-door meetings were held between Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Mr Hanif Atmar and Pakistan’s military and spy agency chiefs in Kabul as well as outside the country — in UK UAE China and Saudi Arabia President Ghani met the Pakistan military and spy chiefs in Kabul and Saudi Arabia while Atmar met them in Kabul UK UAE and China When the President and his NSA met them in Kabul on November 10 2014 the Afghan leaders even asked their own intelligence agency’s head Mr Rahmatullah Nabil to wait outside as the “the ISI chief did not want him to be in the meeting” President Ghani established a hotline with the erstwhile Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif and his NSA Atmar set up another hotline with Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar Baig the then director-general of the ISI In this new chapter of apparently warm relations Afghan cadets were sent for military training to Pakistan The Afghan president allowed Pakistani intelligence officers to interrogate prisoners in Afghan prisons Under the name of “joint military operations” Pakistani forces were given Kabul’s consent to conduct selective operations in different parts of Afghanistan Ghani went even further He even described Pakistani state-supported terrorism in Afghanistan as a “proxy war” between India and Pakistan Then in May 2015 Ghani authorized the inking of a secret intelligence cooperation agreement between Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) All President Ghani wanted and hoped for in return was the genuine start of peace talks with the Taliban and a change in the Pakistan military’s mindset so that Afghanistan could bring an end to the war and the violence that has ripped this country apart for nearly four decades Speaking at the Kabul Process conference on June 6 President Ghani gave voice to his efforts “From the day I took office I went far out on a limb to offer an olive branch to Pakistan But it has not been taken” Indeed with a green light from the Americans and the British Ghani’s policy of appeasement and offer of “an olive branch to Pakistan” not only resulted in the deterioration of the security situation in the country and the region but also distanced many Afghans from the National Unity Government and widened the war in the country Fighting Pakistan in Afghanistan But as Kabul’s efforts to cultivate a genuine friendship and true cooperation with Islamabad failed Ashraf Ghani waged an intensifying military campaign in Afghanistan against an enemy whose sanctuary training ground supportive system and network were in Pakistan In his public statements he stated that Pakistan is in a state of “undeclared war” with Afghanistan But in line with US military strategy in Afghanistan Ghani ordered Afghan security and defense forces to apply an unprecedented level of force against the Taliban Within a year tens of thousands of military operations were conducted by Afghan security forces inside the country US forces were also given a free hand in conducting their own military campaign to fight a threat which nevertheless had its origin outside Afghanistan Drone strikes house searches and the illegal detention of Afghans by US forces soon became the order of the day — Ghani signed a decree to allow detention without trials of terror suspects It is worthwhile to point out here that none of these measures by US forces had earlier been authorized by former Afghan president Hamid Karzai Yet waging more war within Afghanistan proved counterproductive to the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the country Washington and Kabul’s nearsighted war policy gave birth to new terrorist brands such Daesh or ISIS in Afghanistan Soon the province of Kunduz and several other important districts repeatedly fell to the Taliban and foreign-backed terrorists But simultaneously the number of foreign fighters increased from 200 to 11000 fighters in these past two years – these figures have been given by President Ghani himself Meanwhile civilian casualties and the death rate of Afghan security forces rose to an all time high Trying Pakistan again Fast-forward two and half years Ashraf Ghani now says his “top priority must go to finding an effective way to build a different relationship with Pakistan” He told the participants of the Kabul Process conference: “We want to be able to trust Pakistan” The Afghans feel as if they have been struck by thunder As if the experience of the last two and a half years hasn’t been enough But if the President is still looking for answers to “what is it that Pakistan wants” from Afghanistan he is simply playing with people’s emotions Mr President perhaps I can tell you what Pakistan wants Pakistan wants to control Afghanistan’s foreign policy especially with regard to India It wants the recognition of the Durand line by the Afghans and an Islamabad-centric government in Kabul But here is something else Mr President All of this is a dream which will never come true We should clearly call upon the region and the world to tackle the political dimensions of terrorism and end support to states who sponsor terrorism Today the Frankenstein’s monster – the terrorist and extremist outfits in Afghanistan — are as much a creation of the US as it is of the Pakistan The Pakistani military establishmentcontinues to serve the US in securing its strategic interests in south and central Asia In pursuit of their strategic and geopolitical agendas foreign states continue to use terrorist groups in Afghanistan and the region But the truth is that there will be no change in Pakistan’s double-sided policy towards Afghanistan unless there is a strategic shift in Washington’s policy in dealing with Islamabad and in its dealing with Pakistan-sponsored terrorism at the same time Aimal Faizi is a former spokesperson to ex-Afghan president Hamid Karzai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More 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Leave it to the judgment of experts ? The fact of longstanding support by Kashmir’s Muslims to the yatra would quickly fade from memory and the attack on the yatra would constitute the folklore of Muslim aggression. this attack needs to be seen as part of the narrative that has been taking shape in J&K and in the country.the NCB found enough evidence to arrest him. ? “The idea of the green city is a new one globally. Durgapur, viewer or audience never remembers the story in entirety; they always relate to and invest in the character(s). I either live the life of the character I write about or observe him or her from such close quarters that when you read the story, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge: The couple looks good together.

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