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Pakistan should not use terrorism as tool, Karzai

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Pakistan should not use terrorism as tool, Karzai
 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hekmat Khalil Karzai says Kabul has particular demands from Islamabad. During his visit to Czeck, Hekmat Khalil Karzai in an interview with media said Afghanistan government was ready to discuss particular issues with Pakistan as state to state level.
“We have continually shared Afghanistan’s clear demands with Pakistan side in recent years and the demand was that Pakistan should not use terrorism as tool,” said Hekmat Karzai, adding that Pakistan was asked for state to state relations and discussing all issues.
Related to Pakistan’s demands, the Afghan diplomat said Islamabad was not sharing its demands in details in discussions with Afghanistan side, but he said that Pakistan had particular demands that could be discussed.
According to deputy foreign affairs minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Pakistan usually expresses concern over relations between Afghanistan and India. 
Answering a question regarding close relations between Afghanistan and India, Karzai said: “They don’t make it clear, but they say that relations between Afghanistan’s NDS and India’s RAW are very close.
Previously, Pakistan side had said that India had 12 consulates in Afghanistan and some other issues which were not true; therefore, we told them to come and discuss the issues, Karzai said.
Deputy foreign affairs minister further said that increasing pressures on Pakistan by the international community has created hopes that Islamabad would cooperate in Afghanistan peace process.
Afghan political experts believe that the US has put necessary pressures on Pakistan so the country should stop providing safe havens and financial aids to terrorist groups in its soil and convince the Taliban group to peace talks with Afghanistan government. 
They added peace talks would be positive if armed opponent groups participated independently in peace negotiations When Taliban group shows readiness for peace talks with Afghanistan government, it is necessary that urgent ceasefire should be implemented and this factor should be seriously considered as the first condition for reaching a positive result.
This time, Pakistan facing with increasing pressures by the international community, will use its new trick if the country honestly cooperate with Afghanistan and the international community in counter terrorism and convince the Taliban group for peace talks with Afghanistan government, restoration of peace is possible in Afghanistan and the region.
Deputy foreign affairs minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has participated as representative of Afghanistan in most of regional and international conferences on Afghan peace process.
It is worth mentioning that Hekmat Khalil Karzai was the first official who has led Afghanistan government delegation in Marri meeting held in vicinity of Islamabad for direct talks with the Taliban group.