KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taliban “slaves” in Pakistan. Addressing a joint session of the two houses of parliament, Ghani branded the insurgents criminals fighting the legitimate government.
“The enemies of Afghanistan are Daesh, al Qaeda, Haqqani network and some of the Taliban who enjoy shedding the blood of countrymen,” he said.
He added that the doors of negotiation would remain open for those Taliban ready to stop bloodshed but added: “This opportunity will not be there forever.”
He said Taliban leaders sheltering in the western Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Quetta were “slaves and enemies of Afghanistan who shed the blood of their countrymen” and he called on the Pakistan to wipe them out.
Pakistan denies harbouring and aiding the Taliban but Ghani urged its government to “fulfil promises and carry out military operations against those whose bases are in Pakistan”.
Courtesy : TheNews