Islamabad to ask Kabul to end anti-Pakistan propaganda

Source says Sartaj Aziz will deliver two crucial messages to Afghan leadership during his visit to Kabul on Friday

Kamran Yousaf September 03, 2015
Sartaj Aziz addresses a press conference in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad will urge Kabul to immediately stop anti-Pakistan 'propaganda' at an official level in an effort to put the fragile relations between the two neighbours back on track, The Express Tribune has learnt.

The crucial message will be delivered to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani by Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday, a senior Foreign Office official said.

The official, who wished not me named, confirmed Aziz will meet the Afghan president as well as the Afghan foreign minister on the sidelines of the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan in Kabul on Friday.

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Aziz will be carrying two crucial messages for the Afghan leadership, the official said, which include immediate end to the anti-Pakistan propaganda and resumption of peace talks with Afghan Taliban.

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have deteriorated in recent weeks after Kabul publically accused Pakistan's security establishment for orchestrating the recent terrorist attacks in the war-torn country.

Afghanistan has seen sudden spike in violent attacks since Mullah Akhtar Mansoor became Taliban chief following the death of his predecessor Mullah Omar.

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Islamabad has dismissed Afghan allegations and insisted such diatribe has created trust deficit between the two countries.

The official said the anti-Pakistan campaign had put the security of the country's diplomatic staff stationed in Kabul at stake. He added that due to increased security threats Pakistani diplomatic staff was confined to the embassy.

Read: Threats confine Pakistani diplomats to Kabul embassy compound

A statement issued by the Foreign Office also confirmed Aziz is traveling to Kabul on Friday, where he will meet the Afghan leadership to discuss bilateral issues.

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