Protest arouse in Afghanistan against Imran Khan visit

Nov 21 2020 07:20 PM
Protest arouse in Afghanistan against Imran Khan visit

Afghanistan people took to the streets of Kabul to protest against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan`s maiden visit to Afghanistan. People were seen holding hoardings showing Pakistan a "producer, sponsor and exporter of terrorism". The same slogans were heard from people.  

Similar protests were also reported in southeastern Paktia and Khost provinces against Khan`s visit. Imran Khan arrived in Kabul on Thursday on his first official visit to meet with President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan leaders to discuss the Afghan peace process and bilateral ties. Talks were going between the Afghan government and Taliban in Doha and the violence in the country is witnessing an escalation. Pakistan has been long blamed for abetting terrorists and creating instability in the war-torn nation but it claimed that it supports peace in Afghanistan, experts believe Pakistan is the back force behind the Taliban which has killed thousands of innocent civilians, Pakistan have been accused of giving asylum to terrorists. 

A report by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), says around 6,500 Pakistan terrorists are operating in Afghanistan. Majority of them belongs to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Recent study by EFSAS, European think tank--European Foundation for South Asian Studies reported Pakistan is involved in stoking the present escalation of Taliban violence in Afghanistan. The report states the Taliban`s Quetta Shura, or senior military leadership council, continues to reside in Pakistan, as do the Taliban's regional shuras that support the Afghan war. If Pakistan continues to back Terrorists then US may terminate non-North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (non-NATO) ally of Pakistan. 

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