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Western media questions Pakistan’s credibility to cover Afghan govt’s ineptness

The western media leaves no stone unturned to spread anti-Pakistan propaganda and taint its international credibility to conceal Afghan government ineptness. Various authentic sources and credible statements highlight Pakistan’s positive role in the Afghan situation and expose the spoilers.

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The western media leaves no stone unturned to spread anti-Pakistan propaganda and question its international credibility to discuss Afghan government ineptness. Various authentic sources and credible statements highlight Pakistan’s positive role in the Afghan situation and expose the spoilers.

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Following the collapse of the Afghan government and the takeover by the Taliban, the western media is shifting blame to Pakistan and taints its credibility to conceal the failure of the foreign forces and the incompetence of Ashraf Ghani and his equally inept government that chose to flee and leave the Afghan people in the lurch

Taliban are not Pakistan’s proxy

“It is unfortunate that Afghan government until recently has not managed the security of their areas. They have a 300,000 strong military … a significant western aid as far as the military training is concerned… It would be unfair to blame Pakistan for the ineptitude and lack of will on behalf of Afghanistan’s national security forces to fight Taliban,” Political Analyst Shahid Raza told BBC.

In a recently published article, the BBC claimed that the Taliban were mostly students from Pakistani Madrassas, contrary to the fact that it was an indigenous Afghan group with its base, support, and operations inside Afghanistan.

“Taliban are an autonomous group. They raise their own money. They have their financial channels,” Raza said.

He told BBC that claiming that Pakistan had any automated control over the Taliban or that they were Pakistan’s proxy was simply an incorrect statement. Thus, any attempt to taint Pakistan’s credibility by the western media is groundless.

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Blame game by the Kabul political elite and the US

The Kabul regime and the political elite of Afghanistan, for their vested interests, have been trying to blame Pakistan to cover up their faults.

In an interview with Fox News, the then US Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton explained how the militancy in Pakistan has linked to the US-backed proxy war and the US-funded Taliban twenty years ago. Instead of linking the Taliban with Pakistan, the UK media instead needs to focus on how the US was the real creator of the Taliban.

Western media ignored Pakistan’s sacrifices in War against Terrorism

The western media always chose to ignore Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism and also failed to critically question justification and rationale for the Afghan war.

Negating the propaganda by the western media, British Army’s Afghan war veteran Major (retd) Robert Gallimore, in a video statement refuted Pakistan’s role in backing the Taliban saying that there were no traces of ISI in Afghanistan.

The BBC also seemed to conveniently overlook and highlight the presence of anti-Pakistan TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan which were often used for cross-border attacks.

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UN reveals terrorist outfits operating in Afghanistan

In a report, the United Nations had also revealed that thousands of anti-Pakistan TTP militants were operating in Afghanistan, and involved in cross-border operations. It’s not only the TTP but also groups like the Balochistan Liberation Army that have allegedly found a safe haven in Afghanistan.

According to the assessment, the number of fighters ranged between 2,500 and 6,000. One Member State reported that TTP was responsible for more than 100 cross-border attacks between July and October 2020.

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Indian-Afghan intelligence nexus against Pakistan

They should also report on the role of Indian intelligence agencies especially RAW involved in terrorism in Pakistan and providing training and support to the TTP.

Displeased over the peace process in Afghanistan, India also wants to undermine the US-Taliban peace deal to continue to utilize TTP as a useful asset for terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Read more: Pakistan responsible for Afghan conundrum; Indian propaganda continues unabated

The recent shreds of evidence shared by the government of Pakistan also revealed that TTP attacks on China’s interests in Pakistan were also a proxy for India used by Pakistan’s eastern neighbor in its rivalry with both Pakistan and China.

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In November last, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi provided evidence of Indian involvement in funding, arming, and training the Taliban against Pakistan.

To destabilize Pakistan, the Afghan and Indian intelligence had formed a nexus against Pakistan and had been funding TTP.

Pakistan had time and again urged the Afghan government to eliminate TTP safe havens in the northeastern Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nuristan but to no avail.