Pakistan’s designs in fully backing the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan have again been exposed when it insisted on the inclusion of Afghanistan in a meeting of foreign ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries which was scheduled to be held in New York on Saturday. The meeting has since been cancelled.
India along with some other members objected to the proposal and due to lack of consensus or concurrence, the meeting was cancelled. Nepal was the host of the meet, which is annually held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Till to date, Taliban has not been recognised by India and the new Kabul regime is still not recognised by the world. Top ministers in the Taliban cabinet also figure in the blacklist of the UN.
Significantly, last week Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet pointed out that the Taliban is a non-inclusive government and the world must think before accepting or recognising the regime in Afghanistan.