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Pakistan categorically rejects ‘baseless accusations’ amid fresh terror wave in Afghanistan

KARACHI: Islamabad has categorically rejected ‘baseless accusations’ regarding the recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan.

“The public blame-game is contradictory to the spirit of the understanding between the leadership of the two countries to address issues through close coordination amongst relevant agencies,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet on Friday, suggesting that some Afghan officials might have blamed Pakistan without raising the issue at an agreed-upon platform.

In the previous month, the leadership of the two neighbouring countries agreed that no public forums will be used to cast accusations or issue hostile statements against each other so that bilateral ties can improve and Afghan peace process can move as planned.

The decision was taken during the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Islamabad, where he held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the country’s military leadership.

“Pakistan condemns all acts of terrorism in Afghanistan and hopes that both sides would continue working constructively for durable peace in Afghanistan and the region,” the spokesperson said in another tweet.

“Certain elements want to disrupt relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Ahmadzai said in a joint press conference along with Pakistan’s Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Shehryar Afridi in Islamabad earlier in the day.

Although he displayed faith in the ongoing reconciliation process in Kabul, in which Pakistan has also extended help and support.

The development comes amid an unending wave of violence across Afghanistan, where civilians are being targetted.

In the recent incident on Friday, at least eight people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb detonated outside Kabul University while students were waiting to take an exam.

However, Taliban denied any involvement in Friday’s blast.

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