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Ghani’s Peace Plan is Unrealistic and Impracticable

Feature: Ghani’s Peace Plan is Unrealistic and Impracticable

Ghani’s peace plan that he has made after five years of his administration seems to be unrealistic in current situation that has caused concern among Afghan people. Peace plan is something that prescribes practical functions in a given domain. But what President Ghani has written is unfortunately not an effective plan because it is devoid of all practical and prescriptive aspects. Some have referred to this aspect when they called it a “dream” written by Ghani rather than reflecting the peace plan.
It is only a wish-list for peace. These aspirations also do not address important issues. Many of them have become so popular through media that everyone knows and they are not required to be written.
For eighteen years, it has been said that the Afghan problem has internal, regional, and global factors, and when these factors are taken into account, peace is possible in Afghanistan.
But how can these dimensions interact with one another, and what areas do these factors need to work together? No one has answered this question neither Ghani has addressed it. He has not mentioned in his so-called peace plan how to persuade the Taliban at the negotiating table to quit the war and join the peace process.
He highlights the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, but this is not what the Taliban say and some other militant groups, including the Hizbe Islami. Some groups in Afghanistan have always called for foreign troops’ pullout from Afghanistan.
But is it really thought that with the withdrawal of foreign troops, the problem of war in the country will end? Who guarantees that with the withdrawal of foreign forces, terrorists in Afghanistan will no longer continue their war?
Throughout the history, we remember that once an agreement was signed with the government of Dr. Najibullah, the former Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan, and the US and the Soviet Union as guarantors, on the basis of a deal that would require the termination of external interventions.
But after the Red Army’s pullout from Afghanistan, did the war come to an end or intensify?
The point is not that the current situation is different from that time and that the current government is not comparable to Dr. Najibullah’s regime, but historical experiences can lead us to choose the best option for future. We must learn from that time and remember what happened and how the Geneva Convention was violated and lead to a bloody and devastating civil war in the country.
Learning from history is not about repeating mistakes over and over again not doing the same thing that has taken place in last three decades of violence and killing in Afghanistan.
President Ghani’s so-called peace plan provides a brief overview of what has gone on, but will not lead towards future. It is neither a roadmap, nor a peace proposal, nor a plan to transition from war to peace. Ghani showed that even in the field of thinking, as he and others around him boast, he has no credibility.
President Ghani’s peace plan should have included things that have not been addressed so far. He would have to count these new and prescriptive points one by one and with clear explanation.
Not copying what has been said and tested in various forms over the past eighteen years, and even presented to the Afghan and global community as an unmatched peace plan. Currently, it has at least two more decades to reach its goals. But can Afghan people and the world, for the next two decades, expect President Ghani to turn his so-called peace plan from a dream into a reality? How much more Afghanistan has to give sacrifices for his plan to be implemented?
Peace is a dream for every citizen of this country, but it is important to have a thoughtful, practical plan for peace. We need to know the forces involved in Afghanistan and also real picture of the situation of the country. Above all, we need a plan that has come out of the problems of society, and determine the roadmap to address them effectively.
(Sahar News)

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