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Terrorism Down, Security Up: Khawaja Asif on Post-US Afghanistan

Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan's Minister of Defense, in an interview with a Pakistani media outlet said that terrorism in the region has decreased since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the country is now more secure.

He emphasized that the interim Afghan government should back anti-terrorism strategies.

Asif mentioned that officials from Afghanistan's interim government have presented solutions to Pakistan for tackling terrorism, and these solutions deserve support.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif told Dawn News: "When the U.S. left Afghanistan and Kabul fell to the Taliban, terrorism in the region significantly decreased. It is not as prevalent as it was when the US was there. Now, Afghanistan is safe, but terrorism still appears occasionally in Russia, our country, and other places."

However, Khawaja Muhammad Asif previously claimed that there are terrorist hideouts in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Defense Minister said: "The source of terrorism in Pakistan is from Afghanistan, and despite our efforts, Kabul has made no progress in this regard. Despite being aware of the terrorist hideouts, they freely operate from their territory against Pakistan."

Abdul Matin Qani, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, pledged that the Islamic Emirate will not allow Afghan soil to be used against other countries.

Abdul Matin Qani said: "We do not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against regional and other countries, and we have proven this in practice. We strive to maintain good coordination with other countries to ensure regional security."

Some military experts believe that Pakistan should avoid pursuing a dual policy towards Afghanistan.

Sadiq Shinwari, a military affairs expert, told TOLOnews: "These contradictory statements from Pakistan have intelligence purposes. It is good that Pakistan says it is coordinating with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to eliminate and prevent TTP activities in Afghanistan."

Yusuf Amin Zazi, another military affairs expert, said: "We have repeatedly told Pakistan and Punjab to provide us with evidence regarding terrorism. As a Muslim country, if you want to resolve these issues, it requires detailed discussions. Come and sit with us. Pakistan needs to be told that since its inception, it has been advancing the projects of Britain and the West."

Previously, several Pakistani officials claimed that Afghan soil was being used against Pakistan, a claim that the Islamic Emirate has dismissed as baseless.

Terrorism Down, Security Up: Khawaja Asif on Post-US Afghanistan

However, Khawaja Muhammad Asif previously claimed that there are terrorist hideouts in Afghanistan.

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Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan's Minister of Defense, in an interview with a Pakistani media outlet said that terrorism in the region has decreased since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the country is now more secure.

He emphasized that the interim Afghan government should back anti-terrorism strategies.

Asif mentioned that officials from Afghanistan's interim government have presented solutions to Pakistan for tackling terrorism, and these solutions deserve support.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif told Dawn News: "When the U.S. left Afghanistan and Kabul fell to the Taliban, terrorism in the region significantly decreased. It is not as prevalent as it was when the US was there. Now, Afghanistan is safe, but terrorism still appears occasionally in Russia, our country, and other places."

However, Khawaja Muhammad Asif previously claimed that there are terrorist hideouts in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Defense Minister said: "The source of terrorism in Pakistan is from Afghanistan, and despite our efforts, Kabul has made no progress in this regard. Despite being aware of the terrorist hideouts, they freely operate from their territory against Pakistan."

Abdul Matin Qani, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, pledged that the Islamic Emirate will not allow Afghan soil to be used against other countries.

Abdul Matin Qani said: "We do not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against regional and other countries, and we have proven this in practice. We strive to maintain good coordination with other countries to ensure regional security."

Some military experts believe that Pakistan should avoid pursuing a dual policy towards Afghanistan.

Sadiq Shinwari, a military affairs expert, told TOLOnews: "These contradictory statements from Pakistan have intelligence purposes. It is good that Pakistan says it is coordinating with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to eliminate and prevent TTP activities in Afghanistan."

Yusuf Amin Zazi, another military affairs expert, said: "We have repeatedly told Pakistan and Punjab to provide us with evidence regarding terrorism. As a Muslim country, if you want to resolve these issues, it requires detailed discussions. Come and sit with us. Pakistan needs to be told that since its inception, it has been advancing the projects of Britain and the West."

Previously, several Pakistani officials claimed that Afghan soil was being used against Pakistan, a claim that the Islamic Emirate has dismissed as baseless.

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