Hundreds of protestors gathered today evening outside the Pakistani embassy in Kabul demonstrating against Pakistani involvement in terrorist activities on their soil.
Waving the Afghan national flag and banners condemning Pakistan, the demonstrators burnt an effigy.
The demonstrators led by the Afghanistan Green Trend (AGT) said that Pakistani government operates the embassy as a “nest of spies”.
They accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of supporting the terrorists who act against Afghanistan. “ISI is responsible for the attacks. We know it and we have witnessed it,” Fahim Kohdamani, a member of the AGT was quoted by the media as saying.
AGT is headed by former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh and is a pro-democracy, anti-corruption, anti-radicalism, and youth empowerment organisation.
Defying zero minus temperature & terror threat Kabulis went to Pak (spy den) embassy gate, burnt Fuji effigy as a symbol of terror & deceit. pic.twitter.com/oZ8BN34yl6
— Afg Green Trend (@AfgGreenTrend) January 13, 2017
That Pakistan backs Taliban terrorists against Afghanistan is known to all. For years now, the ISI has been supporting the terrorists who carry out attacks across Afghanistan and constantly try to destabilise the democratically-elected government of the country.
Protests against Pakistan have been rising in Afghanistan following a series of terrorist attacks in the restive country. Afghans say that Pakistan shelters terrorists in the northwest region of the country – the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) – with which Afghanistan shares a border.
Though Pakistan claims that it does not, the fact that ISI sponsors terrorists both against Afghanistan and India is an open secret.
Scores in Afghanistan have died in terrorist attacks in recent past, including blasts in three cities on January 10.
In fact, the Government of Afghanistan, too, accuses Pakistan of backing terrorists. In December 2016, less than a month ago, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had rejected a Pakistani aid offer of USD 500 million telling Islamabad to use the money to tackle terrorism in their own country.