The Pakistani Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that Islamabad doesn’t want to take a "solo flight" for recognition of the interim Afghan government and that it wants the issue to be resolved with international consensus.
The Islamic Emirate said that Afghanistan remains commited to national interest and Islamic values.
Zardari made the remarks at a press conference in Islamabad.
“As far as their official recognition is concerned, Pakistan would not want to take a solo flight and would rather pursue this process with international consensus,” he said.
He also expressed concerns over the threats from Afghanistan.
The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, said that there will be no threat from Afghan soil to any country.
“The Islamic Emirate is committed to its people, to the rights of its people and national interest as well as the values of the country within an Islamic format. The Islamic Emirate has a clear policy with all countries and does not want any threat to be posed from the Afghan soil to any country,” Karimi said.
But which steps should be taken for recognition of the caretaker government?
“They should create a specific process to earn the national acceptance or recognition and also prove it to the world that Afghanistan has a legitimate, valuable government,” said Javid Sandel, a political analyst.
“It is important to form a national or international consensus regarding the recognition of the Islamic Emirate but what Pakistan says about Afghanistan is crossing the line,” said Mohammad Omar Nohzat, a political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate has yet to be recognized by any country, however, the embassies of some countries are open in Kabul.