Pakistan is using Taliban like a weapon to rule over Afghanistan: Afrasiab Khattak

Islamabad/Kabul: – Former Pakistan lawmaker Afrasiab Khattak accused ‘Pakistan wants domination over Afghanistan for military reasons. Therefore, Pakistan is using Taliban as a weapon. Not only that, but even Pakistan is using Al Qaeda to achieve its regional objectives.’ While Pakistan has the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) sword hanging over its head, the accusation made by a Pakistani leader is exposing the terror face of Pakistan, behind a mask, to the world.  

Khattak, former parliamentarian of the Awami Party of Pakistan, is known as a leader fighting for the rights of the Pashtun people. Two days ago, Khattak exposed the Pakistan-Taliban links, while speaking to the media in Afghanistan. Taliban who has signed a peace deal with the United States and preparing for negotiations with the Afghan government has declared no connection with the Al Qaeda. But Khattak accused that Taliban-Al Qaeda relations are continuing in the same manner and both these organisations enjoy complete support from Pakistan.   

Khattak said that the Afghan Taliban is responsible for the conflict and instability in Afghanistan. Saying ‘The roots of the Afghan conflict are outside Afghanistan’ Khattak indirectly Pointed towards Pakistan. The Afghan government and agencies also had accused that Pakistan is responsible for the instability in the country. They accused that Al Qaeda, Taliban leadership in Pakistan, Pakistan military and notorious intelligence agency ISI are perpetuating the conflict in Afghanistan. Vice President of Afghanistan, Amarullah Saleh also had said that Taliban is still having links with Al Qaeda. Pakistani leader Khattak has endorsed these accusations.   

Khattak has targeted Pakistan while deputy commander of Taliban, Mullah Baradar Abdul Ghani is on a visit to Pakistan. Two days ago, Mullah Baradar Abdul Ghani had confessed in a video that the entire Taliban leadership is in Pakistan and no decisions are taken without their guidance. The other two videos show Taliban chief Mullah Fazal Akhund visiting a terrorist training camp and Baradar meeting Afghan Taliban leaders in Pakistan.   

Meanwhile, 11 Al Qaeda and 2 Taliban terrorists were killed in the airstrikes carried out by the Afghan military in the Helmand province, over the last 24 hours.   

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