Islamabad, July 20: Pakistan’s foreign office (FO) has on Friday dismissed Afghanistan intelligence agency’s accusation that the recent terror attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, was couped in Pakistan.
In a tweet, FO spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said, “Pakistan rejects baseless accusations concerning recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan,” after the intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), claimed the terror attack on Kandahar police headquarters was plotted in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan’s city Chaman.
As per Afghan media, the NDS also released alleged audio of a conversation between the plotters and attackers.
“The public blame-game is contrary to the spirit of the understanding between the leadership of the two countries to address issues through close coordination amongst relevant agencies,” the FO spokesman said.
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.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) July 19, 2019
He also reiterated Islamabad condemns all such acts of terrorism in its neighbour nation and hopes both sides would remain in diplomacy and continue working closely together for durable peace in the war-torn nation and the region.
The statement said the three nations “welcomed Pakistan joining the consultation and believe that Pakistan can play an important role in facilitating peace in Afghanistan”.