Pakistan asks India to ‘stay away’ from Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 24,2021 – The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday reiterated its stance that India was making constant efforts to sabotage Afghanistan peace process and said to ‘stay away’ from Afghan peace process it should not meddle in affairs of the land-locked country.

“India must stay away from the whole process going on in Afghanistan as it is neither its neighbour, nor has any role in Afghanistan peace process,” Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said while briefing the media about Federal Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He lashed out at India for using Afghan soil during previous government, led by Ashraf Ghani, to sponsor terrorism in Pakistan and said now its media had been on the forefront to sabotage the Afghan peace process through baseless propaganda campaign.
Fawad said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi apprised the Cabinet of the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
He said the Cabinet was informed that Pakistan was carrying out serious efforts for the evacuation of foreign nationals from Kabul.” We are facilitating the evacuation of thousands of people of different nationalities from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul”, he added.
He said the Pakistan International Airlines had so far facilitated evacuation of over 1,500 people from Kabul. Pakistan was also taking steps to open its borders for evacuating of foreign nationals from Afghanistan, he added.