Afghanistan: Pakistan should take real steps towards fighting terrorism
By Ewaz Ali Arman
Dec 4, Delhi: President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghan during the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, on Sunday stated that Pakistan should take real steps towards ending terrorism.
Ashraf Ghani in his speech to during the inauguration of the Conference said that the undeclared war imposed on Afghanistan had intensified in 2016. The Afghan President also declared that around 30 terrorist groups have attempted to establish a permanent presence and foothold in Afghanistan.Ghani further added:”there is a need to organize a fund for identifying and tackling threats posed by the terror networks, insisting that such steps should be taken without a blame game.”
Similarly, PM Modi stressed on the fact t hatAfghanistan is the best way to connect South Asia to Central Asia and stability is a must in the nation. Modi also said that plans are underway to connect Afghanistan with India through air transport corridor.The Indian Prime minister further added: “We see Afghanistan as the hub for strengthening links of connectivity between South Asia & Central Asia.”
According to him, terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat to Afghanistan’s peace, stability and prosperity. "And, the growing arc of terrorist violence endangers our entire region. As such, support for voices of peace in Afghanistan alone is not enough. It must be backed by resolute action. Not just against forces of terrorism but also against those who support, shelter, train and finance them, ” he said.
The 6th Heart of Asia conference,which is about the security and stability of Afghanistan began in Amritsar India on Sunday morning Dec 4. The representatives of 40 countries including Pakistan, Russia, Iran and China are at attending this regional conference.
The Oslo Times International News Network