Recently, Nawaz Sharif met with the Afghan NSA in London to discuss matters of “mutual interest.” The official Twitter account of the National Security Council of Afghanistan (NSCA) informed.
“Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, national security advisor of the Islamic Republic, and State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Naderi called on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss matters of mutual interest,” the NSCA press release said.
According to the press release, the two talked about strengthening democracy. They also talked about how a stable Afghanistan is good for Pakistan and the region.
The officials on both sides agreed that they would benefit from the “policy of mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.”
NSA @hmohib and State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Naderi called on Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss matters of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/NJ3Txs67JU
— NSC Afghanistan (@NSCAfghan) July 23, 2021
The news of the meeting caused outrage among officials in Pakistan as the Afghan NSA is notorious for accusing Pakistan of supporting and directing the Taliban’s insurgency in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, in May, the Afghan NSA referred to Pakistan as a brothel house during a speech in Nangarhar.
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His crass caused anger among Pakistani officials who denounced him saying they “debased all norms of interstate communication.”
In response to these inappropriate statements, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi lashed out at the Afghan NSA.
“You should be ashamed. You should be guilty at your words and my blood is boiling ever since your speech in Nangarhar,” the FM said.
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Pakistan has officially boycotted the Afghan NSA for his anti-Pakistan sentiments, and any contact with him is against Pakistan’s interests.
Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Afghan NSA causes fury
Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Twitter people like Nawaz Sharif create international conspiracies.
“Sending Nawaz Sharif out of Pakistan was dangerous because such people become collaborators in international conspiracies,” the Minister tweeted.
“Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Hamidullah Mohib, RAW’s biggest ally in Afghanistan, is a case in point Modi, Mohib, or Amrullah Saleh is a close friend of every Pakistani enemy Nawaz Sharif,” he said, accusing Nawaz Sharif of being friends with Pakistan’s enemies.
نواز شریف کو پاکستان سےباہر بھیجنا اس لئے خطرناک تھا کہ ایسے لوگ بین الاقوامی سازشوں میں مددگار بن جاتے ہیں نواز شریف کی افغانستان میں RAW کے سب سے بڑے حلیف حمداللہ محب سے ملاقات ایسی ہی کاروائ کی مثال ہے، مودی ، محب یا امراللہ صالح ہر پاکستان دشمن نواز شریف کا قریبی دوست ہے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 24, 2021
State Minister Sheheryar Afridi also claimed that the former prime minister was a “tool to be used against Pakistani interests.”
“Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Afghan NSA proves his connections with Pakistan’s enemies,” he tweeted.
Birds of a feather flock together. Nawaz Sharifs meeting with Afghan NSA proves his connections with Pakistan's enemies. Again proved that Nawaz Sharif is a tool to be used against Pakistani interests. His statements on crucial issues already used by India at global forums. pic.twitter.com/qEvCwHwqSq
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) July 24, 2021