The Islamic emirate denies the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan
The Islamic Emirate again denied the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, saying there was no evidence showing that there is a threat to the world from Afghan soil.
This comes as representatives of India and Pakistan at the UNGA plenary meeting on Afghanistan expressed concern over the existence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
“There is no evidence or documentation to show that there is a threat from Afghan soil to the national interest of other countries. So, it is clear that the concerns that existed in this regard are based on inaccurate information. We hope the realities of our country are understood,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Representatives of India and Pakistan at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly have expressed concern over the presence of Jaish Mohamad and Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tahrik-e-Taliban groups in Afghanistan.
“We need to develop a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy. To do this, a dialogue with the de facto government is essential. Pakistan will support counter-terrorism efforts while respecting Afghanistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Muhammad Aamir Khan, Pakistan’s acting permanent representative to the UN.
Some political and military analysts have expressed varying opinions on the matter.
“If there are groups in Afghanistan, they are trained by these countries which are now accusing Afghanistan. They may now be reaping what they have sown,” political analyst Mohammad Saleem Paigar said.
The Islamic emirate has repeatedly denied the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, saying Afghan soil will not be used against any other country.