The commission constituted under the name of Peace High Councilhas a specific duty in the light of the American military strategy and is toeing the line in tandem.In the current week, a high level delegation of the council made a symbolic trip to neighboring Pakistan where they claimed to have had fruitful and meaningful talks with officials of the country. The very structure and endeavors of the Peace High Council is cosmetic, being part and parcel of the American war strategy in view of the fact that they do not consider the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan as their main objective nor they recognize it as an important and vital item of the agenda.
However, it is the essential demand of the majority people of Afghanistan and of the region. Still more, they do not follow a road-map that would lead to a decisive stage where peace and reconciliation will become a must and indispensable. Contrarily, they continue their ineffective and fruitless efforts aimed at paving the way for the American and other foreign forces to stay in Afghanistan; to prolong the occupation and keep the war unabated. If the council wants, in earnest, to usher in peace in Afghanistan and put an end to the fighting, they should, first and foremost, reach a conclusion with the Americans who have taken the “peace” as hostage that whether they are ready to respect and accept a solution based on pull-out of their forces from Afghanistan?
Currently, not only the Afghans but the people of the region, America and the West want this war to be stopped immediately and Afghanistan must be delivered from the claws of the invading foreign forces. But the Americans are not ready to come down from the saddle of their stubbornness and brutality. Sometimes, they unveil their ambition of continuing the occupation for another four years; sometimes, they speak of sending new cache of weapons, surveillance aircrafts and re-enforcement. Even some American senators unfurl their pipedream of maintaining permanent bases in Afghanistan and put up notions in this regard.