Ex-Taliban leader slams Pakistan for Torkham issue

thumbopen (2)The former top Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef has slammed Pakistan for the deadly issued in Torkham, warning that Islamabad is responsible for those killed in the clash in the past three days.

Zaeef who served as Taliban’s ambassador to Pakistan has in the meantime called on the Afghans to unite in a bid to protect the national sovereignty and interests.

He has criticized Pakistan for the misuse of the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and said Pakistan would be responsible for each drop of spilled due to Torkham clash.

In the meantime, the observers believe Pakistan has raised the issue Torkham to deviate attention from the growing international pressure on Islamabad mainly due to supporting the Afghan militant groups.

The observers are saying that Islamabad is fearing isolation due to the latest upheavals, mainly due to the killing of the Taliban group leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Pakistani soil, restriction of military aid by US, and the conclusion of Chabahar port.

In the meantime, Pakistan claims that the construction of the gate would help improve situation in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan by scanning those commuting between the two countries.

However, Pakistan has been harshly criticized by the leaders of the former and the present government for allowing the Afghan militant groups, specifically the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network to use the Pakistani soil to plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan-KP

                                                                                       THE PASHTUN TIMES

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