Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Pakistan condemns Kabul hotel attack

Pakistan condemns Kabul hotel attack

Mar 24, 2014 - 21:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Monday condemned the terrorist attack on a heavily-fortified hotel in the heart of Kabul, saying it was highly disturbing that attempts were being made to implicate Islamabad in the incident that claimed many lives.

Nine civilians, including an AFP journalist, were killed in the attack which was planned “outside the country”, the National Security Council (NSC) alleged in a statement.

It said a Pakistani diplomat was seen scoping out the corridors of the Serena hotel ahead of the March 20 night raid which was carried out by four teenage gunmen and claimed by the Talibaninfo-icon.
“Witness testimony and preliminary information analysis shows that this terrorist attack was directly executed or carried out by foreign intelligence services outside the country,” the council said.
“Another information of the NDSinfo-icon (National Directorate of Security) shows that earlier when one Pakistani diplomat entered the Kabul-Serena hotel to use its sportinfo-icon club, he filmed the corridors of the hotel which the hotel staff raised objections to,” it added.

The Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said, “We reject the insinuation. The tendency to immediately blame Pakistan is unhelpful and should be discarded.”
Tasnim Aslam said, “We are also surprised to see the Afghan Interior Ministry expressing concern over the recently-initiated dialogue process with TTP, even though the Afghan leadership, at the highest level, has been expressing its support for this initiative.”
As for the Afghan elections, Pakistan has repeatedly underlined its support for efforts to ensure a free and fair electoral process.
She said in the statement Pakistan remains committed to building a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with Afghanistaninfo-icon. “This, however, requires a conducive environmentinfo-icon for constructive engagement.”



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update