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Abdullah Abduallah speech in UN: Terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan

Abdullah Abduallah speech in UN: Terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan

Terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan continue to cause trouble inside Afghanistan, says Abdullah Abduallah

UNITED NATIONS: “The presence of terrorist sanctuaries and support networks in Pakistan continue to cause trouble inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani network has been identified as a main culprit and needs to be dismantled”.

This was blamed by Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah while speaking at United Nations on Monday. He was of the view that Pakistan was behind rise of Taliban in post-ISAF withdrawal.

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His speech points taken from UN official websites include following issues he raised during his speech:

“We call on regional stakeholders and our international partners to realize the gravity of the situation, and use their good offices or any effective means to support our aspirations for a genuine and durable confidence-building process leading to talks with willing Taliban and other armed opposition groups.”, he demanded.

“Never has the world and the UN faced such fast-paced change – both constructive and harmful – such abrupt fluctuations, heightened expectations and immediate demands for solutions and answers,” he told the General Assembly on the opening day of its 70th annual General Debate.

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“These monumental tasks, mixed with population growth, unprecedented mobility, connectivity and access to information and technological knowhow, necessitate constant negotiations, legal frameworks, new management and leadership skills, but also encompass inherent risks and security concerns,” he said.

“At some point, it is the UN and other specialized and multilateral organizations that will need to be ready to drive the agenda and provide the required platform for decision-making. We urge future reforms to take these needs of our times into account and offer flexibility and fast-track problem management for the work at hand.” Turning to the security problems of his own country, Mr. Abdullah cited the attacks over the past 48 hours by hundreds of militants, some of them foreign fighters, in Kunduz province, and efforts by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to find a foothold.

“The presence of terrorist sanctuaries and support networks in Pakistan continue to cause trouble inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani network has been identified as a main culprit and needs to be dismantled as has been our demand in the past,” he declared.

“We call on Pakistan to do what its leadership promised to us a few months ago when they agreed to crack down on known terror outfits.

“We also call on regional stakeholders and our international partners to realize the gravity of the situation, and use their good offices or any effective means to support our aspirations for a genuine and durable confidence-building process leading to talks with willing Taliban and other armed opposition groups.”

It may be mentioned that power is going out from the hands of Afghan government again and Taliban have captured many provinves including Kanduz. Taliban captured the Afghan city of Kunduz in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fighters, the first time the insurgents have seized a major urban area since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The Afghan leader expressed optimism that the insurgency would be defeated, saying “these attempts will eventually fail to subdue us.”

He said Afghanistan also needed regional stakeholders and international partners to realize the gravity of the situation and use  their “good offices” to support the country’s process leading to talks with the Taliban and other armed opposition groups.

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