Afghanistan not harboring terrorists as assets: Omar Zakhilwal

hazrat-omar-zakhilwalKABUL: Afghanistan ambassador to Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal has said that the killing of top Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader in Afghanistan had proved that Afghanistan was not in business of harboring terrorists as ‘assets’.

“Killing of top TTP commander Azam Tariq in an operation by Afghan security forces in Paktika is yet another proof that Afghanistan is not in business of harboring terrorists as ‘assets’, regardless of who they intend to target; and does not distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of them,” he said in a statement.

“In fact, to date, every TTP leader of any importance has been killed by our security or/and coalition forces from Afghanistan. Azam Tariq was currently ranked as the 4th most important TTP leader and Pakistan had put about 200 thousand US dollars on his head,” he added.

Tariq worked as chief TTP spokesman from 2009 until 2013 and was a close aide to former TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan in 2013.

In 2009, Pakistani government offered $5 million for information leading to the capture of TTP commanders.


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  1. Reza Khan Yousufzai

    This man I have noticed talk too much and too glib. He should rather see that Afghanistan strengthens its defenses against attacks ,something that Ghani’s and Abdullas government have miserably failed to do. Ghani is now becoming like a clown going from hospital bed to bed and hugging the injured and maimed for life but his army and air force is too incompetent to protect the Afghans from Pakistani trained and harboured terrorist. Corruption among Northern Alliance warlords are all time high. Pashtun areas of the South and East are also lagging far behind in nation building, development,education and economy,security. Time to sort those out,rather than blaming every failure of GNU on Punjabi Raj.US also seem to be of no help and their training is inferior.Upto now they cant provide the powerful heliicpoters needed to fight Pakistani Terror.It is pretty obvious they are not serious of confronting their Punjabi allies.

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