KABUL: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) says the Afghan government sees no significant change in Pakistan’s policy towards insurgents, even after US President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia.
No change has occurred in Pakistan’s policy towards the insurgents and instead relations between Kabul and Islamabad have further deteriorated, MoFA Deputy Spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi said.
This comes ahead of US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ visit to Islamabad in December where he will hold discussions with Pakistani officials on the issue of insurgent safe havens and sanctuaries in the country.
“Unfortunately, no change has occurred and no results were achieved, our relations with Pakistan are getting worse each day and ties are deteriorating,” said Ahmadi.
“Taliban and Daesh militants who are the slaves of Pakistan attacked Dangam and Chapadarah (in Kunar province) with the support of Pakistani forces,” said Kunar police chief Juma Gul Hemat.
“There is a need to mount strong pressure on Pakistan, in that case, it will have no option,” said former deputy minister of interior Mirza Mohammad Yarmand.