The acting minister of foreign affairs of the Islamic Emirate has once again criticized Pakistan’s decision to expel Afghan refugees from the country and called it “unilateral”.
In his interview with BBC Pashto, Amir Khan Muttaqi said the Afghan government cannot make any decision about the Durand Line and that only the people of the two countries can make the decision.
“The Durand Line issue is a very long issue and a very serious issue. The people's vote should be taken on the matter, and the government alone cannot make a decision and cannot accept it,” said Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Amir Khan Muttaqi added that the issues of Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were an internal issue of Pakistan and that the issue had nothing to do with Afghanistan.
He reiterated that the Afghan government will allow no one to use Afghanistan’s soil against other countries.
“This is Pakistan's internal issue. They have a very strong army and intelligence to prevent it, this issue has nothing to do with us,” said Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On the other hand, political analysts have their own say about the presence of TTP in Afghanistan and the Durand Line.
“They have to solve their challenges and not blame us, otherwise we will talk about the issue with documents and proof,” said Yousuf Amin Zazai, a military analyst.
“In Afghanistan and Pakistan, there are many issues that are not within the jurisdiction of the governments, but the people can decide on them,” said Sayed Akbar Agha, a political analyst.
Pakistan’s authorities have repeatedly expressed their concerns about the presence of TTP in Afghanistan and have claimed that the group is using Afghanistan’s soil against Pakistan, a claim which has always been denied by the Islamic Emirate.