The time limit renews fears that Islamabad is preparing a forced return of hundreds of thousands to violence-plagued Afghanistan.
Turkey could rise to greater prominence in Afghanistan as trust in the United States' capability to fix the situation in Afghanistan has eroded. Pakistan and Turkey's historical ties means a natural partnership may be on the horizon.
Islamabad has recently introduced a new system to regulate the porous Pak-Afghan border. The issue has reopened old wounds between the two countries.
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