“Pakistan’s army, in utter clarity, announced that the revival of Islamic Emirate is not in Pakistan’s national interest,” Ghani said.
Concerns are growing about the Afghan military's ability to defend the capital and other areas under its control without the support of the international troops. Over the last few days, the Taliban have overrun a major military base and also captured a strategic district close to Kabul.
In a letter to President Ashraf Ghani, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken made four key suggestions for the Afghan Peace Process - which has remained in limbo over the past months.
Blinken articulated that the United States has not ruled out any option regarding Afghanistan, adding that "We are considering the full withdrawal of our forces by May 1, as we consider other options".
After a month-long break, some negotiators from both sides have yet to return to Doha, the Qatari capital that has served as venue for negotiations between the Afghan government and the insurgents to end decades of war.
In an agreement reached last year, Trump, who had long promised to end America’s longest war, signed the United States up to a full withdrawal in coming months.