Afghan NSA, Sharif’s London meeting kicks off political storm in Pakistan 

WION Web Team
London  Published: Jul 25, 2021, 02:27 PM(IST)

Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib and former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discuss matters of mutual interest in London. Photograph:( Twitter )

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A meeting between Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has led to a turmoil in the political circles of the country. The pictures of the meeting were shared on Twitter by the National Security Council of Afghanistan on Saturday. And a statement was also released a day after the meeting was held in London

A meeting between Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and former Pakistan PM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif has led to a turmoil in the political circles of the country. 

The pictures of the meeting were shared on Twitter by the National Security Council of Afghanistan on Saturday, along with a statement a day after the meeting was held in London. 

The news of the meeting seems to have spread on social media like a wild fire. It also led some senior government figures to criticise the PML-N leader. 

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At a press conference later, several leaders also demanded an explanation. They asked Nawaz, why he met a hostile Afghan official whom Islamabad had cut off all contacts with after he made controversial remarks against Pakistan earlier this year. 

The meeting took place during the Afghan NSA’s two-day visit to the UK. In the visit, Hamdullah Mohib met senior UK government and military officials, politicians and journalists. 

After the meeting, a statement was released, where the Afghan NSC said, the participants discussed “matters of mutual interest”. 

(With inputs from agencies) 

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