Kabul: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan seems to have an uncanny ability to alienate his neighbours. Today, the Afghanistan government has recalled its ambassador from Pakistan following Imran Khan’s statement that the Afghan government perceives as meddling in their internal matters.
Earlier, the Pak Prime Minister said that an interim government must be placed in Afghanistan to ease the peace talks with Taliban because the present government is creating “obstruction”.
Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sibghatullah Ahmadi tweeted, “Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its grave objection on Pakistani PM’s recent reckless statements about the peace process and establisthment of an interim government, deemed such statements an obvious example of Pakistan’s interventional policy and disrespect to the national sovereignty and determination of the people of Afghanistan.”
He also said that his Ministry has recalled the ambassador from Islamabad for further discussions on the matter.
The former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai also condemned Imran Khan’s statement and asked not to interfere in internal affairs of Afghanistan under any means.
Pakistan has a history of meddling in the affairs of Afghanistan. It has been active in sponsoring terrorism in Afghanistan. Taliban, which ruled the country under strict Sharia rule, was actively supported by Pakistan since its birth.
During the US -Afghan war, after the 9/11 attacks, terrorists fleeing the US onslaught crossed over to Pakistan to relative safety. Even Osama bin Laden who was once under the protection of Taliban was finally eliminated at his safe house in Pakistan.