Tensions have risen between the de facto authorities of Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the ongoing expulsion of Afghan migrants. The latest development is that Pakistan has requested the Kosh Tepa channel to stop its operations.
Abdul Haq Hamad, the former head of media publications supervision, stated in a television debate that Pakistani authorities had explicitly conveyed during an official meeting with Taliban administration leaders that they should “halt operations on the Qush Tepa canal.”
According to him, Pakistani authorities are not satisfied with the operation of the Qush Tepa Canal because Afghanistan gains autonomy through this canal by managing its waters.
So far, Pakistani authorities have not commented on the claims made by Taliban officials regarding their efforts to stop the Qush Tepa Canal’s operations, and the Taliban has also not provided any details on this matter.
This comes as Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Taliban administration, responded yesterday to the Pakistani Prime Minister’s statements about increasing terrorist threats in Pakistan, stating that “Afghanistan is not responsible for ensuring Pakistan’s security.”
Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, during a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, claimed that Afghan immigrants were involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan and added that the legal and moral right of this country is to expel all illegal immigrants who have caused insecurity and social problems in Pakistan.
According to him, the “misleading and irresponsible” statements of the Taliban leaders addressed to Pakistan have left the people of this country feeling “wounded.”
Previously, over the past month, other Taliban officials have also addressed the Pakistani government, at times using threatening statements to criticize the country’s actions in expelling immigrants.