Provocations by Pakistan in Afghanistan are Real: Former Afghan Foreign Minister
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 July / corr Trend G.Ahmadova / The criticism by the Afghan authorities of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) of Pakistan for violating the security of Afghanistan is rightly placed, Abdullah Abdullah, former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, told Trend .
"The ISI of Pakistan is involved in provocations in Afghanistan," President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, stated on 15 July. He said that talks between Kabul and Islamabad will be ceased, unless the Pakistani ISI stops violating security of Afghanistan, BBC reported.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan announced on the cessation of political and economic relations with Pakistan, according to BBC.
"Despite all the efforts by the afghan side throughout the time ISI has not given up the idea of having a puppet regime in Afghanistan so they continued to support Taliban while officially denying it," Abdullah wrote via e-mail from Kabul.
According to Abdullah, for a long time the international community ignored the fact that ISI plan was not only harmful for Afghanistan but also for the stability of Pakistan, at the moment everybody is sure about what is going on.
"About relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan while every pressure has to be applied to stop ISI misadventures in the region the dialog with the government of Pakistan should continue, putting on hold bilateral and multilateral meetings will be harmful to both sides," Abdullah said.
Pakistan has a responsibility to stop activities of groups which are aiming to destabilize Afghanistan and are also a danger to normalcy in Pakistan. "The first step in this respect would to stop ISI support for such groups," he stressed.
It cannot be acceptable for Afghanistan that these groups continue to destabilize Afghanistan while enjoying support and official immunity in Pakistan and they have not hidden their agenda and have declared jihad against Afghanistan, Abdullah said.
"Taliban at this stage using the truce as an opportunity against us and when time comes will turn against the elected government of Pakistan, failing to understand this or ignoring it will be a fatal mistake for Pakistan and will endanger prospect of peace and stability in the whole region," former foreign minister said.
According to BBC, the Pakistani Premier Yusif Rza Gilani condemned the accusations for the Afghan President of the violation of national security by Islamabad and rebuffed them.
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