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Stop meddling in our affairs: Afghan civil society to Pakistan

Stop meddling in our affairs: Afghan civil society to Pakistan

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Mar 20, 2019 - 17:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon groups on Wednesday asked Pakistaninfo-icon Prime Minister Imran Khan to stop interfering in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s internal affairs.

Earlier, Imran Khan told a public gathering in Bajaur, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Friday that ‘a new and good government will be established in Afghanistan soon.”

Khan also expressed the hope that peace and reconciliation in the war-ravaged county was within reach.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul summoned a Pakistan diplomat in Kabul over “new government” remarks by Pakistani PM Imran Khan.

The Afghan government lodged protest with the Pakistani envoy and called the remarks as “interference in internal affairs of Afghanistan.”

Dr. Wahid Taron, coordination head of civil institutions center, told a press conference here on Wednesday that the people of Afghanistan seriously termed the remarks of Imran Khan as interference in Afghan affairs.

“We want clarification of recent remarks by Imran Khan on the establishment of a new government in Afghanistan, because talks between the US and Talibaninfo-icon delegations in Qatar remain behind closed doors.”

“We wonder that Imran Khan did not attend these talks so how he got information about the creation of a new government,” he continued.

Ferozan Rassouli, a civil activist, also expressed concern over Pakistani PM‘s remark and said Pakistan should pay heed to its own internal and externalinfo-icon issues instead of interfering in the Afghan affairs.

The civil institutions issued a statement which asked Pakistan to stop interfering in Afghan affairs and demanded participation of womeninfo-icon and youth in peace talks.

They also called on the government to protect values and achievements of the last two decades.

sa/ma

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