The Islamic Emirate once again denied the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, saying that there is no evidence to show that there is any threat to the world from Afghan soil.
This comes as representatives of India and Pakistan at the UNGA plenary meeting on Afghanistan expressed concerns over the existence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
“There is no evidence or documentation to show that there is any threat from Afghan soil to the national interest of other countries. So, we must say that the concerns which existed in this regard are based on inaccurate information. We hope the realities in our country are understood,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
The representatives from India and Pakistan at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly expressed concerns over the presence of Jaish Mohamad and Lashkar-e-Taiba groups and Tahrik-e-Taliban in Afghanistan.
“We must develop a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy. To do so, engagement with the de facto government is essential. Pakistan will support counter-terrorism efforts while respecting Afghanistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Muhammad Aamir Khan, the acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN.
Some political and military analysts gave various opinions on the matter.
“If there are groups in Afghanistan, they are trained by these countries that are now accusing Afghanistan. It may be that they are now reaping what they have sowed,” said Mohammad Saleem Paigar, a political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate has repeatedly denied the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, saying that Afghan soil will not be used against any other country.