Afghan Territory Used Against Pakistan: Pakistani Officials

Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Afghan territory was the source of terrorist attacks on Pakistan.

The Minister of Defense of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, claimed that Afghan soil is used against Pakistan and that the issue was discussed with Kabul in the past.

“Parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is on the border with Afghanistan — terrorists come to Pakistan from there (Afghanistan). We discussed the issue with the officials of the current government in Afghanistan and we know where the terrorists have shelters,” he said.

Rejecting Pakistan’s defense minister’s remarks, the Islamic Emirate said that Afghan soil is not used against any country.

The deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Hamdullah Fitrat, said that no one is allowed to harm the security of another country using Afghan soil.

“The Afghanistan Islamic Emirate does not allow anyone to harm the security of any country using Afghan soil,” he said.

Several political and military analysts said that Pakistani officials should refrain from such baseless claims and should address the issues through negotiations.

“The remarks of Pakistani officials have a negative impact on Kabul-islamabad relations, and instead of such claims, Pakistan should solve its problem through negotiations,” Mohammad Matin Mohammad Khil, a military analyst told TOLOnews.

“If Pakistan has any documents and evidence, they should share it with the caretaker government of Afghanistan so that they can address them, and Pakistan should ensure the security of its borders,” said Mohammad Uddin Mohammadi, a political analyst.

Earlier, Asif Ali Durani, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, claimed that five to six thousand members of the TTP are sheltered in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate has repeatedly rejected the claims of Pakistani officials.

Afghan Territory Used Against Pakistan: Pakistani Officials