The Pakistan ambassador to Kabul expressed concerns over the presence of foreign armed groups what he referred to as terrorist groups in Afghanistan and warned that their presence threatens Pakistan and the region.
Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan said as quoted by Tolo News, “Terrorist organizations present in Afghanistan have been posing threats to the security of Afghanistan as well as to other countries, including Pakistan. Daesh is there, remnants of al-Qaeda are maybe there. There are other elements like TTP, Baloch insurgents… and many other groups,”.
He also talked about the terrorist threats along the Durand Line.
Ahmad Khan said that Islamabad seeks to expand relations with Kabul.
“The fence was erected or installed in the previous years when the cross-border terrorism was at its highest and one of the ways the Pakistani state, Pakistani government, thought of dealing with this issue was to erect a fence,” he said.
The Islamic Emirate didn’t comment, however, it has repeatedly denied the presence of foreign terrorist groups in Afghanistan and pledged that the Afghan soil will not be used against anyone.
The Pakistan ambassador said that Islamabad has been trying to improve trade, social, economic and political ties with Kabul.
Pakistan itself is accused of providing safe havens for terrorist groups as the country, as Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) in June 2018.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS