The Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, claimed that the military equipment left behind by foreign forces following the US's hasty departure from Afghanistan strengthened terrorist organizations.
Speaking in a press conference to journalists, Kakar added that increasing the ability of terrorist groups will be harmful to the countries of the region, including Pakistan.
"This hasty withdraw has had an impact not just on Pakistan but also on China, Iran, and Central Asian nations. The equipment greatly increased the terrorist organizations' capacity to attack our forces. Previously, they had limited capability to do so, but today because of this equipment, they can even target a finger, if they so want,” Kakar noted.
Meanwhile, the New York Times quoted Biden administration officials as saying that Joe Biden has no plans to recognize and lift sanctions on the Islamic Emirate.
“Biden administration officials have ruled out the possibility that they would agree to Taliban demands for international recognition, sanctions relief and access to billions of dollars of assets frozen in the United States,” the report reads.
"The way of interaction will solve the problems. Hatred will be generated if the path of sanctions and pressure is taken. If we look at the past two years, the Islamic Emirate has not surrendered to any pressure,” said Abdul Basit Elham, a university lecturer.
The Islamic Emirate's deputy spokesperson, Bilal Karimi, rejected the Prime Minister of Pakistan remarks, and said that all military equipment is maintained at the Islamic Emirate's depots.
"Such claims and concerns are unfounded. There is peace, stability and security in Afghanistan, and all military equipment is kept in depots and reserves of the Bait-Ul-Maal (House of wealth),” Karimi noted.
Previously, the UN and a number of nations in the region have voiced concerns about the presence of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, notably the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban and the Khorasan branch of Daesh, a claim that the Islamic Emirate has consistently denied.