Centre of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Centre of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

 

Afghanistan: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday slammed Pakistan blaming it for the recent terror attacks in the country and said that it should “show some concrete action” to get rid of terrorist infrastructure within its territory.
Ashraf Ghani, in a televised address, said that the “centre of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan” and demanded that the authorities in the neighbouring country “show some concrete action to rid their territory of insurgents.”
He also urged those among the Taliban who wanted to talk peace with the government to separate themselves from those who want only to fight.
This is not the first time Afghanistan has blamed Pakistan for supporting and harbouring terror activities from its soil.
A day earlier, interior minister Wais Ahmed Barmak had said that it has given Pakistan confessions and other proof that the terrorists who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there are allowed to roam freely.
At a news conference in Kabul on Thursday, Interior Minister Wais Ahmed Barmak said the evidence was presented at a meeting a day earlier in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
Afghanistan’s spy chief, Masoom Stanikzai, also attended the meeting, along with senior Pakistani military and intelligence officials.
Last month, following an attack on the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul by a group of suicide bombers, Afghanistan envoy to the US, Majeed Qarar, had claimed that Pakistan Army had supplied military equipment to Taliban in Afghanistan.
“The night vision goggles found with Taliban attackers in Maiwand’s ANA base were military grade goggles (not sold to the public) procured by Pakistan Army from a British company and supplied to Lashkar-e-Toiba in Kashmir and Taliban in Afghanistan. Lashkar-e-Tayyeba is an international terrorist organisation”, Qarar tweeted.