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Protest in Afghanistan against Imran Khan’s visit

Kabul: Terming Pakistan a “producer, sponsor and exporter of terrorism”, scores of people took to the streets of Kabul recently to protest against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Afghanistan.

The demonstrators were seen carrying banners and pamphlets denouncing Pakistan’s “hypocritic policy”. They raised slogans against Pakistan and Khan.

Imran Khan arrived in Kabul on Nov 19 on his first official visit to meet with President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan leaders to discuss the Afghan peace process and bilateral ties.

His visit comes at a time when the country is witnessing an escalation of violence despite ongoing talks between the Afghan government and Taliban in Doha.

Pakistan has been long blamed for abetting terrorists and creating instability in the war-torn nation. Though Islamabad has claimed that it supports peace in Afghanistan, experts believe Pakistan has backed the Taliban which has killed thousands of innocent civilians.

Experts have accused Pakistan of giving asylum to terrorists hiding from Afghan forces and sending fighters to support the Taliban.

According to a report by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), around 6,500 Pakistan terrorists are operating in Afghanistan most of them belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

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