During the recent visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Afghanistan, Demonstrations were held against him
|Massive protests during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Afghanistan, carrying placards-Photo/ANI|
Kabul: During the recent visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Afghanistan, locals protested in different parts of Afghanistan.
Demonstrations took place in the South Asian countries of Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Khoj, Pakhiya and Patika.
The protests were against the prime minister over the country’s allegations of terrorism and violence.
Afghan Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid has claimed that the Taliban militant group still has bases in Quetta and Miranshah areas of Pakistan, from where it is sending members to Afghanistan to carry out terrorist attacks.
At least eight people were killed and 31 wounded in 23 rocket attacks across Kabul on Saturday, shortly after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to do “everything” to end the violence in Afghanistan.
According to Tolo News, the rockets were aimed at suburban Kabul, Traffic Circle, CDRT Roundout, Chahar Kala, PD-4’s Gul-e-Surakh Chakra, Wazir Akbar Khan and Shah-e-Nawa. Rockets were fired at Spinzer Road in the heart of the city, near the National Archives Road in PD2, and in the Lisi Mariam Market and Panjsad family areas north of Kabul.
Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid told the House of Representatives that the Taliban were still based in Pakistan, receiving training there and then being sent to fight in Afghanistan.
He said the Taliban used Qatar’s office to negotiate peace and a ceasefire, while escalating their insurgency across the country, prompting security forces to take a defensive stance in support of peace talks.
He made the remarks while Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was visiting Afghanistan.
Interestingly, Imran Khan said on Thursday that whatever the country can and cannot do to reduce violence in Afghanistan is a statement that neither Kabul nor the country’s stakeholders are following Pakistan’s track record for exporting terrorism across the border.
Speaking as the chief guest at a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, Khan assured his Afghan counterpart, “We assure you that we will do more than you expect.”
Khan said Pakistan had played a role in getting the Taliban to take part in the talks.
He claimed that Pakistan is Afghanistan’s neighbor, peacefully Afghanistan’s high partner.
On Thursday, Khan arrived in Kabul on his first official visit and met with Afghan leaders to discuss “bilateral relations”.
Afghan government officials often blame Pakistan for inciting terrorism inside Afghanistan, believing that Pakistan, especially its military, has significant influence over Islamist Taliban militias.