India is the biggest threat to Afghan Peace Process: DG ISPR

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

17th Jul, 2021. 07:15 pm
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Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that India is the major threat to the Afghan peace process and New Delhi is the main destroyer of the regional peace.

While addressing a media briefing, the spokesperson of the ISPR stated that Pakistan is keeping a close eye on the regional progress besides playing an important role in the Afghan peace process.

Whereas, he stated Islamabad is not performing as a sponsor as the decisions will be taken by the Afghan parties concerning their future.

Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan’s peace is connected to peaceful Afghanistan and they have made arrangements to manage with the contests after the extraction of US troops.

“We have fought a long war against terrorists and grabbed the victory. Before the commencement of the Afghan peace process, we have initiated efforts to gain stability. At this time, 90 percent of border areas with Afghanistan have been fenced while the remaining areas will be completed soon. The border-fencing of Pakistan and Iran border is also underway,” stated Maj Gen Baber in the media briefing.

The DG ISPR further said that a biometric system has been functionalized at the border, whereas, Pakistan has enticingly amplified the forte of Frontier Corps (FC) and armed forces trained  police and Levies forces in tribal regions.

Regarding the present condition in Afghanistan, Babar Iftikhar said that the succession of events could be connected to the latest situation of the region.

He further added that there is no ordered network of terrorists existing in Pakistan after the operation, however, the guerillas in Afghanistan were supported by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

Babar Iftikhar says that 42 terrorists have been killed in tribal localities and in the operations, the military personnel was also martyred.

The spokesperson further claimed that more than 82,000 lives have been lost and a financial loss of over $142 billion was suffered by the country.

He guaranteed that the adversary of peace will not be allowed to settle in Pakistan and armed forces are very active in eliminating terrorism. He said that Pakistani armed forces are completely equipped to face any threat.

He said that Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was directed across the country following the commands of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the armed forces clashed a war against extremism with the provision of the nation. Under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, thousands of actions were conceded out against terrorists, and all no-go areas were eradicated across the country.

The DG-ISPR said that the country has permitted the legislature to exterminate terrorism and Pakistan’s role was recognized globally.

He added that border-fencing along Pakistan and Afghanistan was significant for the peaceful state of both countries. He restated that Pakistan will not agree its soil to be rummage-sale against any country.

On the contrary, India has made heavy hoards in Afghanistan and now it is frustrating over the developments.

In Afghanistan, India had 62 camps and its intelligence agencies were cast off to function in grey zones.

Iftikhar stated that Pakistan had uncovered New Delhi’s moves in its records regarding the Indian agencies working in Afghanistan to back dissimilar groups against Pakistan.

The DG-ISPR said that whoever takes over Kabul, will be problematic for India to control Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Furthermore while commenting on the Kashmir situation Babar Iftikhar stated that the situation is different from the Afghan issue. He promised that Pakistan will raise the Kashmir issue on all forums.

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