Following the explosion at a gathering of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam members in Pakistan, the party's head in that country has urged the Afghan government to act against those elements involved in the attacks on Pakistani soil.
Speaking at the press conference, head of Pakistan's Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, said that Islamabad should interact with the current Afghan government to put an end to security incidents in Pakistan and suppress terrorist organizations.
"Interaction should be made with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to take action against such elements who have sought refuge there and are accountable for such events in Pakistan," he said.
The head of Pakistan's Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam highlighted that a common strategy is needed to prevent terrorism between Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as to improve ties between Kabul and Islamabad.
"This matter has to be handled, and Afghanistan and Pakistan should develop a joint strategy to stop terrorism, stop meddling in the internal affairs of both countries, and stop terrorist attacks from spreading from one area to another. Taking action to improve ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan and putting an end to terrorism in both countries is something we firmly highlight at this conference,” he added.
However, the Islamic Emirate denied the existence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan that work against Pakistan.
The Islamic Emirate's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, underlined the need of collaboration to maintain peace and security in both nations.
"Firstly, there needs to be a commitment to issue prevention. Coordination is another crucial factor. We need to let each other know about the risks that could affect us. It is crucial that the spirit of regional collaboration be put into action. This can address issues,” Mujahid noted.
According to political analysts, good relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan benefits both countries.
"With these remarks, he wants to confirm the allegations of the Pakistani authorities about Afghanistan that terrorism and terrorism enter Pakistan from Afghanistan or are supported,” said Aziz Marij, a political analyst.
This comes after an attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam gathering in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, left 56 people dead and over 200 others injured. The Islamic Emirate described the attack as a crime.