Brig. (Retd.) Mehmood Shah (Defense Analyst): The global powers must take appropriate steps to rebuild Afghanistan. Pakistan has categorically warned the world powers that abandoning Afghanistan at this point of time would result in catastrophic consequences. The United States wants to restrict China's influence on the global markets by engaging it in Afghanistan. Peace in the region cannot be achieved without peace in Afghanistan. It is responsibility of the global powers to facilitate the Taliban in rebuilding Afghanistan. It is not fair for the United States to make Pakistan a scapegoat to hide its own failures in Afghanistan.