The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Linking Indo-Pak tension with Afghanistan stability reckless


India and Pakistan have had historic odds and hostility which resulted in several wars, conflicts, and military standoffs against each and other. The roots of the continued conflicts are complicated but have centered mainly on the earthly paradise state of Jammu and Kashmir.
After recent clashes and warning to each other, Pakistan has once again said that again mulling a complete ban on the use of the country’s airspace by Indian flights, a senior Pakistani minister said on the other day, weeks after the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. 
Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said the decisions to close the airspace with India and to ban the use of Pakistan’s land routes for India’s trade with Afghanistan were taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Prime Minister is considering a complete closure of airspace to India, a complete ban on use of Pakistan land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in Cabinet meeting, legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration… Modi has started, we’ll finish!” he tweeted.
Afghanistan – a country with its own bloody past of being turned into battlefield for multiple proxy wars – fears the fallout of recent escalation of warmongering between New Delhi and Islamabad would hamper the fragile measures to bring some sort of peace and end four decades of turbulence.
Afghanistan has earlier raised strong objections to Pakistan trying to link the Kashmir situation with Afghanistan and said that it is “reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible”.
In a lengthy statement issued by the US ambassador of Afghanistan, Roya Rahmani, said, “Any such statements that link the evolving situation in Kashmir to the Afghan peace efforts are reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible.”
The Afghan diplomat further asserted that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and the Imran Khan government’s attempts to link the matter with Afghanistan is a deliberate attempt to further instigate violence in the trouble-torn nation.
Afghans have time and again reacted and blamed a number of Pakistani politicians for deliberate attempts to relate the Kashmir dispute on the situation in Afghanistan. The issue of Kashmir and the war in Afghanistan are totally two separate issues, and it is necessary for Pakistan to avoid merging the two issues. Afghans calling on Pakistan government to stop using extremist violence as an instrument of policy in the region.
Indeed, Afghan stability is frequently threatened by Pakistan-based, sanctioned and supported militant and terrorist groups. These groups operate openly from Pakistan-governed spaces and regularly spill over into Afghanistan. Pakistani authorities should address this problem by undertaking a sincere and forceful law and order measure through police actions inside Pakistan.
Afghanistan wants the diffusion of tension in the region. Terrorism is a global issue, and Afghans have been biggest victim of it, however, the peace process in Afghanistan is its domestic matter. It is hoped Pakistan take practical steps in this regard in line with its pledges since peace in Afghanistan is in the interests of the region and can guarantee stability in Pakistan as well. The country is too required to avoid linking Kashmir issue with Afghanistan peace and stability as well as do not take any measure to further fuel war, insurgency and insecurity in the region.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.