• publish: 25 October 2015
  • time: 8:26 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 1874

Afghan Senators urge government to review its policy toward Pakistan  

Criticizing recent remarks by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his official visit to the U.S and meeting with President Barack Obama last week, senators in the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday called for Kabul to review its policy towards Islamabad.

The Afghan senators on Sunday said that they don’t want Pakistan to kill Taliban, but they want Pakistan not to support them.

Fazl Hadi Muslim Yar chairman of the senate said “we don’t want Pakistan to kill Taliban, but we just ask Pakistan not to support them.”

He added that this is obvious and crystal for all the Pakistan is supporting terrorism, and US military’s remarks on presence of Pakistani Generals in MSF in Kunduz is an strong proof for this.

Speaking in the U.S. on Friday, Sharif said he told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that Pakistan was prepared to assist with the peace talks process but could not bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table “and be asked to take action against them at the same time.”

“We are concerned about such an issue. The statement by Nawaz Sharif is a slap in the face of the failed government in Afghanistan,” said Faisal Sami, a senator.

In addition, the chairman of the Senate Fazl Hadi Muslimyar blamed Pakistan for supporting and financing the Taliban militants, saying that Sharif is deceiving the US and the rest of the world.

“Pakistan still equips and finances the Taliban and their [the Taliban’s] safe haven are there,” Muslimyar said.

“The statement by Nawaz Sharif in the U.S is kind of blowing dust into the world’s eyes,” he added.

The senators said they expected Obama to pressurize Pakistan to take serious steps over assisting Afghan with the peace talks process but that this did not happen.

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