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Pakistan taking no action on terror; talks of brotherhood but sends terrorist: Afghan NSA

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 12, 2019, 12.48 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib has slammed Pakistan for providing support to terror and for not abiding by its United Nations Security Council commitments by allowing free rein to terrorists on its territory.

Speaking at the Asia Society in New York, Mohib said, "Until we see willingness to take action we are not going to buy any more words from Pakistan on what they are and willing to say. They are always very nice. They speak about brotherhood, historical linkages, then all we see is terrorist coming our way and no brotherhood"

He said that the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) which was agreed by the governments of the two countries for peace has not been implemented by the current administration in Islamabad. The plan in Pakistan was agreed under the leadership of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Mohib who was earlier Afghan envoy to Washington said, "There hasn't been action from Pakistan and there hasn't been any interest from Pakistan to implement. There is no cooperation with Afghanistan in any aspect."

He also highlighted how Pakistan blocked landlocked Afghanistan's trade routes due to which Kabul diversified its routes --in the north via Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and via Chabahar in Iran connecting to India.

Lauding India Afghanistan air corridor launched in 2017, the NSA said, "it has opened opportunities for Afghanistan not only to increase our trade but  also to give us more options to import"

On Monday the corridor was expanded to Herat.

Earlier speaking at United Nation Security Council, Mohib without taking Pakistan's name said, "Strict enforcement of Security Council sanctions measures contained in its resolutions 1988 and 1267 should no longer be compromised. Any failure in this regard translates to a failure of the Security Council’s response to combating terrorist and extremist groups effectively, and also renders these groups capable of continuing their destructive activities."

Pressure has been growing over Islamabad by Kabul, Delhi and Tehran to rein in terror groups on its territory. Over the weekend, in a phone conversation between Iran's president Dr Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Rouhani called on Islamabad to act on terrorists on its territory. 

Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “We are witnessing many terrorist attacks by terrorists who are unfortunately located on the Pakistani soil, and in dealing with these terrorists, whose existence are not in favour of us, you and the region, we are fully ready to cooperate with the Pakistani army and government".

According to Iranian authorities, 27 Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a terror attack in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province which was done by Pakistan based terrorist group.
 

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Afghanistan's NSA Hamdullah Mohib said that the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity ( APAPPS ) which was agreed by the governments of the two countries for peace has not been implemented by the current administration in Islamabad.