Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah said his country has neither the capacity nor the intention to destabilise Pakistan.
“Anyone inflicting harm to Pakistan will be inflicting harm to Afghanistan,” Dr Abdullah said on Monday while speaking to a delegation of Pakistani journalists.
The chief executive denied that he ever issued any instructions that might go against interests of Pakistan. “No one can play a better role than Pakistan for reconciliation process in Afghanistan,” he added.
He said Operation Zarb-e-Azb was a commendable initiative. However, he expressed dissatisfaction over the state of mutual relations of the two neighbouring countries.
Dr Abdullah said Afghanistan considered the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) a terrorist organisation and was aware of its presence in the war-torn country.
“Taliban are our enemies. We have no sympathy for them. We also do not extend any cooperation to them. They should be pressured to come to the negotiating table rather than giving any concessions,” he said.
However, he said, Afghanistan was facing bigger issues than the TTP. “Security in the country is a bigger challenge in Afghanistan,” he said.