A day after the Taliban seized power in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani fled the war-torn country, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Afghans have “broken the chains of slavery in the country.”
Doesn’t stop Pakistan from getting an invite to Biden’s Democracy Summit.
Even Foreign Policy mag and the Washington Post both note that being a democracy doesn’t seem to be a requirement for participating in Biden’s democracy summit.
No one can actually articulate how the attendees are in any way consistently democratic.
“Inclusion or an invitation is not a stamp of approval on their approach to democracy,” Jen Psaki argued.
Then why bother and why call it a democracy summit at all? Call it an international ice cream social.
But, despite Biden inviting Pakistan, Osama’s pals aren’t sure they actually intend to virtually show up.
Pakistani decision-makers are holding extensive consultations on whether to attend the virtual summit on democracy convened by US President Joe Biden this week, as certain issues are making it difficult for Islamabad to make the final call.
Official sources, however, said the decision would be announced soon. The Foreign Office is tight-lipped over the subject, while diplomatic sources have told The Express Tribune that the White House is still waiting for Pakistan’s official response to the invitation.
It is stated that the White House asked invitees to confirm their participation or otherwise by last weekend. Pakistan was supposed to announce the decision last week but delayed it to give more time for in-house consultations.
The Biden appeasement policy is really working wonders.