The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement on Sunday rejected the claims by the Pakistani military about the use of Afghan soil against Pakistan as baseless and said the top priority for Afghanistan’s foreign policy is to become the center of cooperation for fighting terrorism.
The ministry said Afghanistan has been the main victim of terrorism in the world.
“We are committed to the policy of combating all forms of terrorism in the world without any discrimination,” the ministry said in a statement. "We will never allow Afghan soil to be used for disruptive activities against other countries."
This comes as Pakistan’s military spokesman Major-general Babar Iftikhar on Saturday claimed that they have “verifiable evidence of terrorist funding by India.”
He claimed that “Indian diplomats in Afghanistan have been regularly supervising various terrorist activities.”
“In one such instance,” he claimed, “Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan and Indian Consular in Jalalabad had detailed discussions with collaborators to provide financial support to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and dissident Baloch elements.”
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at a joint news conference Saturday said Pakistan will present evidence to the UN and other international bodies that India, its neighbor is involved with militant organizations on its soil.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry said the Afghan government and the people will continue to coordinate their efforts with the international community to jointly fight terrorism and its sources of financing and equipping as well as their safe havens in the region.
The Indian External Affairs Ministry in a statement called the remarks "yet another futile anti-India propaganda exercise."
"The so-called claims of ‘proof’ against India enjoy no credibility, are fabricated and represent figments of imagination. This desperate attempt will find few takers as the international community is aware of Pakistan’s tactics and proof of its terror sponsorship has been admitted by none other than its own leadership," said Anurag Srivastava, spokesman for India's External Affairs Ministry.