Afghan state broadcaster, Radio Television Afghanistan, was spotted sharing the anti-Pakistan song on its official Twitter account on Friday last week.
The song dates back to the Communist era showing an Afghani singer singing the song which can be translated to “Don’t leave this Pakistani enemy on this soil – just look at it.”
State broadcaster in 🇦🇫 is running communist era anti 🇵🇰 propaganda song, that was originally produced against the Afghan Mujahideen who were fighting the invasive Soviet 40th Army and their Afghan communist pets. Afghans need to see the true face of Ghani's puppet regime. https://t.co/vShdoFGY1y
— Shahid Raza (@schaheid) July 19, 2021
The tweet sparked anger but also left the Pakistani Twitter users bewildered as it showed the Afghan state broadcaster overtly running an anti-Pakistan campaign. The song dates back to the era of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
According to analyst Shahid Raza, the song was produced by Afghan mujahideen fighting the invasion and communist Afghan government.
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The tweet has further intensified the strained relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan who have been at the loggerheads following an onslaught of accusations leveled by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani against Pakistan regarding the unrest, violence, and war in Afghanistan during a conference in Uzbekistan. His statements coincided with the alleged kidnapping of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Silsila Alikhil, in Islamabad.
The official state Broadcaster has tweeted an Anti – Pakistan song, that from the communist Era – Atleast our state broadcaster is far better than this, this is a new low! https://t.co/yG6asvMds1
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) July 18, 2021
When desires are getting out of achievable range people tend to express these through much weaker approach. So let them sing & dance on such idiotic expression. last 74 years are testimony to our unconditional support to these worst of humans through thick and thin https://t.co/CFHHN86zO5
— Fahad (@FahadChishte) July 19, 2021
Now, the tweet of resuscitating an old Afghan song has stoked further resentment among the Pakistani Twitter users who have been slamming the Afghan government for running a hostile media campaign against Pakistan.
The Twitter users were deeply offended in the Afghanistan government suspending diplomatic operations in Pakistan following the incident of alleged torture and kidnapping of the daughter of an Afghan ambassador.
Pakistan on Sunday said the recalling of its ambassador and diplomats by Afghanistan was ‘unfortunate and regrettable and urged the country to reconsider its decision.
“The decision by the government of Afghanistan to recall its Ambassador and senior diplomats from Pakistan is unfortunate and regrettable,” the Foreign Office said.
The Foreign Office in a statement said the reported abduction and assault of the Ambassador’s daughter in Islamabad was being investigated and followed up at the highest level on the instructions of the Prime Minister.