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Pakistan’s particular consultant to Afghanistan resigns

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Press Trust of India

Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq resigned as Special Representative for Afghanistan.

Islamabad,UPDATED: Mar 2, 2023 00:09 IST

Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq resigned. (Image:Twitter/@AmbassadorSadiq)

By Press Trust of India: Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Wednesday resigned from his submit, citing private causes.

“After serving close to three years as Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, I have requested the government that the time has come for me to move on and focus on my personal pursuits – family, books, and agriculture/environment,” he tweeted.

His resignation comes per week after he travelled to Kabul as a part of a high-level delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and comprising ISI chief Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum, Foreign Secretary Asad Majid and Pakistan’s chargé d’affaires in Afghanistan Obaid Nizamani.

Sadiq expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and different stakeholders for his or her unwavering assist throughout his tenure because the particular consultant.

He additionally acknowledged the efforts of his colleagues, who labored tirelessly to enhance the connection between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“I deeply appreciate the hard work of many of my colleagues who spent long hours to make the Pakistan-Afghanistan relationship work,” he additional mentioned.

Sadiq was a profession diplomat who served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul from 2008 to 2014, throughout which he performed a pivotal function in eradicating distrust between non-Pashtun events in Afghanistan.

Being a Pashtun from the Swabi space of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sadiq is believed to be instrumental in Pakistan’s efforts to carry the Taliban to the negotiating desk in 2018, following a request from former US President Donald Trump.

His resignation comes when relations between the Afghan Taliban’s interim authorities and Pakistan are within the doldrums as a result of lukewarm response by the previous to assist Islamabad sort out the menace posed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group.

Pakistan has witnessed a surge in violence since peace talks between the TTP and the federal government started to falter final 12 months. The TTP formally ended the ceasefire on November 28 and since then 58 assaults have been claimed by the group through which 170 folks died

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Mar 2, 2023