Pakistan envoy summoned over Punjabi Taliban’s war declaration in Afghanistan



Afghanistan’s foreign ministry summoned Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires over recent declarations by Punjabi faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) regarding declaration of war in Afghanistan.

A statement released by MoFA said the government of Afghanistan conveyed its deep concerns to Pakistani Charge d’Affaires Mr. Muazzam Shah regarding the war declarations by Punjabi Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the declaration by Punjabi Taliban militants to wage insurgency activities in Afghanistan.

Abdul Samad Samad, head of the political affairs in the ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan insisted that such remarks and movements by Punjabi Taliban are clear conspiracies against the stability and security of Afghanistan. Mr. Samad alleged that Afghanistan had been suffering from terrorist groups which were funded, equipped and trained by Pakistani intelligence agencies.

He said numerous Pakistani militants were killed or arrested during the recent clashes in various parts of the country. Mr. Samad also insisted that use of terrorism as a political tool is not in the interest of any nation.

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