Pakistan hits back at baseless accusations from Afghanistan

Pakistan hits back at baseless accusations from Afghanistan

KARACHI: Islamabad has categorically rejected ‘baseless accusations’ concerning recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan, without mentioning from where the allegations were being hurled.

“The public blame-game is contrary to the spirit of the understanding between leadership of the two countries to address issues through close coordination amongst relevant agencies,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Friday, hinting that some Afghan officials might have blamed Pakistan without raising the issue at an agreed upon platform.

Last month, the top leadership of the two neighbouring countries decided not to use public forums to hurl accusations or give ‘hostile’ statements against each other in order to build trust, improve bilateral relations and continue with the Afghan peace process.

The decision was taken during the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Islamabad, where he held wide-ranging discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the country’s military leadership.