Source: Agencies25 Jul 2016 09:49:01
Kabul, July 25: The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praised India for the bilateral relationships between both the countries. “Afghanistan is proud of its friendship with India, as India shares Afghanistan's democratic aspirations. India is a historical friend of Afghanistan, India is building dams in Afghanistan, it is a democratic country and shares our democratic aspirations. Freedom to forge relations with other countries is the essence of sovereignty and the essence of regional stability,” Ghani said in the interview given to Pakistani news channel Geo TV which was aired on Saturday.
During the interview, Ghani slammed Pakistan by saying that, “state to state relations with Pakistan are a bigger challenge for Afghanistan than the existence of terror groups such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban.” He also alleged Pakistan very strongly by saying that, “Pakistan provides sanctuaries to terrorists and trains them, making relations with Pakistan, the bigger challenge for his country.”
"We cannot understand when Pakistan says it will not allow a group of terrorists to amend its constitution, army act and prepares a National Action Plan (NAP) against them. Simultaneously, Pakistan tolerates another group which attempts to undermine the government and bring horror, death and destruction to Afghanistan," said Ghani. The Afghan president also claimed that he can provide addresses of Taliban leaders in Quetta.
"Can you show me a single operation against the Haqqani network, against Mullah Omar, against Mullah Mansoor, Mansoor traveled on a Pakistani passport out of Karachi, does Fazlullah travel on an Afghan passport out of Kabul," asked Ghani. The Afghan President also alleged terrorists wounded in Afghanistan are openly treated in Pakistani hospitals.
Ghani further presented three point agenda in order to build trust measure with Pakistan are, go after declared terrorist groups, if you don't take action against them, we won't trust you. Act on the quadrilateral process, regarding reconcilable and irreconcilable (groups). Those who reject peace talks should be evacuated from Pakistan.