Presidential advisor and member of the Afghan peace delegation, Haji Din Mohammad, on Monday said the peace process would yield no results until the Afghans recognize their benefits and reflect their demands in those benefits.
“Our house is on fire and our interests should come first,” the powerful tribal elder told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview.
Haji Din Mohammad, who has long been assisting the Afghan government to push forward the peace process.
Din Mohammad, who was part of the Afghan delegation that held the first round of peace talks with Taliban representatives in Islamabad last month, likened foreign countries’ meddling in the Afghan peace parlays to a famous story in which a burning man cried for help and a bystander said “let me light my cigarette off his flames.”
About different strategies and plans to end the Afghanistan conflict, the former jihadi leader said many people held different ideas about the peace process. Books had been written, strategies and policies evolved and agendas and projects prepared in this regard, he added.
In his view, Din Mohammad said the best solution to the Afghanistan conflict was reconciling of the disgruntled brothers and burying the past.