RAWALPINDI – Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar said that India played a negative role in Afghanistan as it made an investment there with the sole intention of harming Pakistan.
Addressing a press briefing on the evolving situation in Afghanistan where the Taliban has regained power, the DG ISPR said that India had been providing training to the Afghan army.
He revealed that Afghanistan’s NDS had been helped the Indian spy agency, RAW, to harm Pakistan. The NDS-RAW nexus was behind the terrorist incident occurred in Dasu, Lahore and Gwadar.
He said that the military situation in Afghanistan evolved rapidly, adding that Pakistan had already taken measures to tackle the instability spillover from the neighbouring country.
Saying fencing on Pak-Afghan border has been completed by 90%, the military’s spokesperson said that Pakistan side on border is completely safe, adding that situation at the border is also under control.
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Sharing the timeline of events occurred in Afghanistan, he said that Afghan National Army troops took refuge in Pakistan on several occasion before August 15 as they feared Taliban attacks on their posts.
“We accepted them and given them safe passage,” the DG ISPR said.
He said that illegal movement at the border had been curbed, adding that after August 15, the terminals and border crossings have been kept open.
He said that Pakistan provided assistance for evacuation of foreign nationals from Afghanistan. So far, 113 flights — both military and commercial — have landed in Pakistan from Afghanistan, he highlighted.
Security of Chinese Nationals
The DG ISPR said that the security of Chinese nationals staying in Pakistan has been beefed up after recent terror attacks.
He said that the matters related to security of Chinese nationals were discussed at high level.
Pakistan Defence Day
He announced that this year Pakistan Defence Day will be celebrated under title “Watan ki Mitti Gawah Rehan.
He said that the day will be celebrated by involving the nation.