Afghanistan 'strongly' rejects claims of its territory being used for terror acts against Pakistan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 15, 2020, 05:15 PM(IST)

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Weeks ago, Pakistan failed to convince the United Nations Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to strike off its name from the terror-financing grey list

Afghanistan on Saturday "strongly" rejected Islamabad's claims that its territory was used to carry out terror activities against Pakistan. 

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly rejects the allegations of the spokesperson of the Pakistani Army claiming the use of Afghan territory against that country," a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. 

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It further said that its territory has been a "major victim" of terrorism and therefore it is committed to combating all forms of terrorism "without discrimination" and would not let its territory "used for destructive activities against other countries".

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This comes a day after Pakistan accused India of using Afghanistan to carry out terrorist activities against Pakistan at a joint press conference led by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and army spokesman Major-General Babar Iftikhar. 

Weeks ago, Pakistan failed to convince the United Nations Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to strike off its name from the terror-financing grey list. 

FATF, a global terror financing watchdog, has said in its latest meeting that Pakistan has made little progress to establish the mechanism to tackle terror financing and money laundering.  

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