- FO says it has conveyed severe considerations associated to the latest “irresponsible statements and baseless allegations” made by Afghan management about Pakistan.
- Says groundless accusations erode belief and vitiate the surroundings between the 2 brotherly international locations.
- Assertion comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in an interview with German media, mentioned Pakistan helps Afghan Taliban.
Pakistan’s International Workplace (FO) on Monday conveyed severe considerations associated to the latest “irresponsible statements and baseless allegations” that the Afghan management made in opposition to Pakistan.
In accordance with a press release launched by the FO on this regard, International Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned that Pakistan has conveyed its severe considerations to the Afghan facet by making a powerful demarche with the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Islamabad.
Pakistan has emphasised that groundless accusations erode belief and vitiate the surroundings between the 2 brotherly international locations and disrespect the constructive function being performed by Pakistan in facilitating the Afghan peace course of, the assertion mentioned.
The Afghan facet has been urged to successfully utilise the out there boards, just like the Afghanistan-Pakistan Motion Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), to deal with all bilateral points.
The assertion got here two days after Afghani President Ashraf Ghani, in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel, mentioned that Pakistan helps the Afghan Taliban by an “organised system” comprising logistics, monetary help, and recruitment services.
“The names of the various decision-making bodies of the Taliban are Quetta Shura, Miramshah Shura and Peshawar Shura – named after the Pakistani cities where they are located. There is a deep relationship with the state,” Ghani instructed the publication.
When requested if he nonetheless believed within the Afghan peace course of, Ghani mentioned:
“Peace will primarily be decided upon regionally, and I believe we are at a crucial moment of rethinking. It is first and foremost a matter of getting Pakistan on board. The US now plays only a minor role. The question of peace or hostility is now in Pakistani hands.”
Ghani additionally mentioned that Pakistan’s Chief of Military Workers Common Qamar Bajwa has clearly assured Afghanistan that the restoration of the Emirate or dictatorship by the Taliban just isn’t in anyone’s curiosity within the area, particularly Pakistan. Nonetheless, among the decrease ranges within the military nonetheless maintain the other opinion in sure circumstances. It’s primarily a query of political will.”