The Express Tribune (PK): The border between the two countries is set and has been so for the entirety of Pakistan’s existence, which is why Afghanistan must not squander more time in accepting this ground reality. It must recognise the fact that extending an offer of recognition to the Taliban while continuing to remain adamant and intransigent on the legitimacy of the Durand line is not lucrative diplomacy. Pakistan, on the other hand, should help bring the disgruntled Afghan Taliban on the negotiating table with Kabul by using its leverage. With a group of 70 Taliban ready to join the peace process after earlier being less receptive to the idea, clearly Pakistan is keeping its end of the bargain. Click here to read more (external link).