Accusations of Afghanistan

February 4, 2018

Recently Afghanistan saw a new wave of terrorism as in terrorists attacks a large number of people were killed. A suicide car bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 103 and wounded at least another 235 people near a police checkpoint. Very next day, 11 soldiers were killed and 14 wounded when gunmen attacked an army outpost near a military academy outside of Kabul. Afghanistan blamed Pakistan for the attacks, while Pakistan refuted the claims.

Pakistan has offered Afghanistan joint investigation into terrorist attacks, states the Foreign Office. Pakistan also urged the Afghan government to take action against anti-Pakistan terrorists. Pakistan also emphasised the need for strengthening border management on the Afghan side.

Foreign Office said, Pakistan had proposed five joint working groups, which focused on ensuring comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity.

Amidst all the blame game and accusations, a top-level delegation of Pakistan’s civil and military leadership, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, reached Afghanistan on Saturday to attend the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group meeting. Pakistan and Afghanistan need to engage in concrete cooperation instead of blame game on both sides, said Tehmina Janjua while addressing the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Solidarity (APAPS) in Kabul. She condemned the Kabul terrorist attacks and offered Pakistan’s assistance for a joint investigation.

 

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