‘Gross interference’: FM Qureshi rejects Afghan president’s assertion on protests in KP, Baluchistan

'Gross interference': FM Qureshi rejects Afghan president's statement on protests in KP, Balochistan

International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday rejected a tweet shared by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier within the day, concerning alleged violence in opposition to protesters in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan provinces, and known as the “irresponsible” assertion a “gross interference”.

Taking to Twitter, Qureshi mentioned: “We reject the tweet by President Ashraf Ghani. Such irresponsible statements are solely gross interference. Afghan management must concentrate on long-standing critical grievances of the Afghan folks.”
The tweet got here hours after the president of neighbouring Afghanistan mentioned that the Afghan authorities had “critical considerations concerning the violence perpetrated in opposition to peaceable protesters and civil activists” within the two provinces.
In a subsequent tweet, Ghani added: “We consider it’s the ethical accountability of each authorities to assist civil actions that take a stand in opposition to the terrorism and extremism that plagues and threatens our area and collective safety. In any other case there might be long-standing destructive penalties.”

Afghan president gave the impression to be referring to a sit-in of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Motion (PTM) in Loralai on Saturday throughout which PTM chief Arman Loni died.

A shutter-down strike in Quetta was noticed on Monday following Loni’s loss of life, which the PTM alleged was a killing.

Afterward Tuesday, throughout a protest exterior the Islamabad Press Membership known as over Loni’s loss of life, rights activist Gulalai Ismail and 17 others related to the PTM had been detained by the capital police. Ismail was launched Wednesday evening.

PTM is a rights-based alliance that, apart from calling for the de-mining of the previous tribal areas and better freedom of motion within the latter, has insisted on an finish to the practices of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and illegal detentions, and for his or her practitioners to be held to account inside a reality and reconciliation framework.


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