Asad Abbas, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan, said that any expression of concern should not be interpreted as “enmity,” continuing to insist that there is a “thriving” relationship between the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Pakistani official Abbas said that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan should not be judged solely on the basis of one speech, referring to the speech made by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to the UN General Assembly, according to a note from the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan sent to Khaama Press.
Asad Abbas announced the approval of nearly a million dollars in funding for Jinnah hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital, as well as the expedition of the visa application process for Afghan nationals, on the margins of the recent political relations between Pakistan and the Taliban in Afghanistan as the ruling body.
He also said that the country has allocated funds for 1,500 scholarships for Afghans as well as the reinstatement of the duties exemptions on several Afghan exports, after the speech of the Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif sparked outrage on social media.
Mohammed Haneef Atmar, a former foreign minister for Afghanistan, slammed Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for bringing up the threat of terrorism emanating from Afghanistan during his speech to the UN General Assembly but omitting to mention the terrorist organizations that are active in Pakistan.
Shehbaz Sharif is slammed for making a distinction between the ‘good terrorist” and “bad terrorists”.
This comes as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, during his remarks at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, voiced alarm over the terrorists emanating from Afghanistan, posing a threat to the international community, while the Taliban officials accused Pakistan of allowing its airspace to be used by US drones against Afghanistan.