ISLAMABAD -A Failed attempt to revive Durand Line controversy by RAW and NDS nexus has been revealed whereby former NDS Chief has tried to revive the controversy on occasion of Torkham Border opening.
The opening ceremony of the 24-hour crossing at Torkham was held on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Imran Khan and a number of Afghan government officials, including Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmoud Miakhail and acting Minister of Public Works Yama Yari, in attendance, TOLO News has reported.
The presence of Afghan officials at the 24-hour Torkham Crossing ceremony has caused a controversy, because Torkham is on the Durand Line, which Pakistan claims as its border and Afghanistan does not.
Former national security chief and presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil says he has information that President Ghani has recognized the Durand Line as a border between Afghanistan and Pakistan for his own personal interests.
Nabil says that based on his information Pakistan has been pulling the fence inside Afghanistan up to 20 km and has distributed Pakistani ID cards in those areas.
“Such deals are always about gaining power. History has proven this. I think that's the president’s reason,” Nabil said.
“"If the president really stands against Pakistan’s interference, then the President at least must issue a statement in this regard," Nabil added.
In Pakistani history, this is the first time Torkham has been mentioned as a border between the two countries in the presence of Afghan government officials.