- Pakistan takes exception to repeated and baseless insinuations by Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib.
- FO phrases his feedback counterproductive to Afghan Peace Course of.
- FM Qureshi meet Afghan Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation (HCNR) Chairman Abdullah Abdullah on in Turkey.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned the assertion made by Afghanistan Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and termed it a deliberate try and nullify the peace efforts.
That is the second time Pakistan needed to concern a powerful rejoinder to the Afghan NSA in latest weeks. The most recent confrontation was triggered by Mohib’s tweet, accusing Pakistan of interfering within the inner issues of Afghanistan.
On June 5, International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had lashed out at Hamdullah for his feedback towards Pakistan and referred to as on him to “reflect and correct” his behaviour.
Responding to media queries, the International Workplace spokesperson strongly condemned the baseless insinuations by the Afghan NSA and famous that Pakistan’s function within the Afghan Peace Course of has been extensively acknowledged by the worldwide group.
“The repeated impertinent and unwarranted remarks by the Afghan NSA are deeply concerning as they are tantamount to a calculated attempt by his office to disregard and nullify the progress in the peace process so far,” it added.
The spokesman mentioned, “We would also like to remind the Afghan NSA, of mutual understanding reached in Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), obligating both sides to avoid public blame-game and use official channels to discuss complete gamut of bilateral relations. Statements that erode mutual trust should be avoided.”
In the meantime, FM Qureshi met Afghan Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation (HCNR) Chairman Abdullah Abdullah on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Discussion board in Turkey.
FM Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s significant contribution to facilitate the direct talks between the US and the Taliban in addition to the Afghan events.
He urged the Afghan leaders to expedite progress in intra-Afghan negotiations for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Qureshi added that the progress within the Afghan peace course of was crucial to scale back area for spoilers, who didn’t want to see the return of peace within the area.
The international minister underscored that detrimental statements and blame sport solely served to vitiate the setting and strengthen the hand of spoilers who wished to derail the peace course of.