Pakistan policy towards Afghanistan draws flak at Lahore conference


Pakistan’s policy towards Afghanistan has drawn flak from speakers at a conference in Lahore, Pajhwok News reported.

“The more Pakistan favours the Afghan Taliban, the more strengthened the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and other such groups become. And Pakistan’s support to the Kabul regime does not help the Afghan people in any way”, speakers stated this without mincing words at a session, titled ‘Chaos in Afghanis­tan and Talking to Banned Organisations’, at the Asma Jahangir Conference, Dawn reported.

The session – Chaos in Afghanistan and Talking to Banned Organisations — was attended by Abdullah Khenjani and Lotfullah Najafizada from Afghanistan, who had obtained visas prior to the fall of Kabul.

Former Pakistani senator Afrasiab Khattak, Member National Assembly Mohsin Dawar and Samina Ahmed of the International Crisis Group were also on the panel.

Addressing the session, Khattak said the Taliban…

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