The Taliban government in Afghanistan and the government of Pakistan are having a big argument. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that Pakistan should stop blaming Afghanistan for its own failures. Pakistan has in the past provided active support to the Taliban and their terror activities. However, tensions are high now as Pakistan is attempting to expel hundreds of thousands of undocumented Afghans from the country. Pakistan has accused the Taliban regime of ‘non-cooperation’ in the matter. The recent words from Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, have drawn a strong reaction from the Taliban regime.
In a statement, Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that Afghanistan ‘does not allow anyone to use the territory of Afghanistan against Pakistan’ and that it wants ‘peace in Pakistan’ just as it wants peace in Afghanistan.
There have been numerous instances of terror groups taking advantage of terrorist havens inside Afghanistan and the porous border between the two countries. Mujahid said further in his statement that Pakistan should solve ‘internal problems’ on its own and ‘not blame Afghanistan for their failures’. Mujahid has alleged that ‘insecurity has increased in Pakistan’ after the Taliban seized power following the exit of the US-led coalition.
The issue of Afghan migrants in Pakistan has been simmering for the last few months. “After non-cooperation by the Afghan interim government, Pakistan has decided to take matters into its own hands, and Pakistan’s recent actions are neither unexpected nor surprising,” caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar has already said.
Many of the Afghan migrants have lived in Pakistan for decades, but Pakistani authorities are now conducting raids inside the country. Pakistan’s Caretaker PM Kakar has alleged that 15 suicide bombings in recent months were carried out by Afghans. They have also clashed with Pakistani security forces.
In an unusually strongly worded statement, Kakar said that there were terrorist havens inside Afghanistan and militants were being facilitated there. Pakistan, which was considered a close ally of the Taliban, has now even said that militant attacks in Pakistan have risen by 60 percent since the Taliban seized power in 2021. The caretaker PM has also claimed that suicide bombings have seen an increase of 500 percent.