In response to the recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, protestors in Kabul on Thursday asked the Afghan government to sever ties with Pakistan until Islamabad stops supporting the Taliban.
Protestors accused Pakistan’s military intelligence (ISI) and the Pakistani army of collaborating with militant groups and assisting them in carrying out attacks against the Afghans.
Protestors also raised deep concerns over what they described as negligence and weakness on the part of government in preventing such attacks.
The protestors, chanting slogans of ‘death to Pakistan’ also burnt the Pakistani flag near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul on Thursday.
Afghanistan must cut off its political and economic relations with Pakistan and also the UN security council must order air strikes against militant hideouts and sanctuaries inside Pakistani territory, the protestors demanded.
“Ashraf Ghani, I voted for you, please stop calling the Taliban and Pakistan brothers,” said one protestor Tahir.
“We gathered in front of the Pakistani embassy to press government to ask Pakistan to not support the Taliban,” said another protestor Wida Saghari.
“Pakistan supports those Taliban who are killing our youths every day. We will no longer trust Pakistan,” said protestor Mohammad Massoum.
“Government must stop its relations with Pakistan, Pakistan is the main supporter of terrorism,” protestor Toryalai Watandost said.
“All people must come and join these protests,” said protestor Shila Yusufzada.
“We want the execution of Anas Haqqani and all other terrorists who are serving jail terms in Pul-e-Charkhi jail,” said protestor Safi Sultani.
A number of other protestors rallied against government over its failure to provide security to the public. This protest took place in Kabul’s Shahr-e-Naw. These demonstrators marched towards the area where the Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives in an ambulance on Saturday, which killed over 100 people.