Some sources suggested of possible expulsion of Pakistani ambassador to Kabul as Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the deputy ambassador of Pakistan with respect to the recent remarks made by Pakistani PM Imran Khan about the interim administration set up and that the Afghan government is a hurdle to the peace process.


Some sources suggested of possible expulsion of Pakistani ambassador to Kabul as Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the deputy ambassador of Pakistan with respect to the recent remarks made by Pakistani PM Imran Khan about the interim administration set up and that the Afghan government is a hurdle to the peace process.

President Ghani has high sensitivity to interim administration and was furious, he decided to expel Pakistani ambassador, but opposed by Dr Abdullah and Salahuddin Rabbani, some source within the presidential palace revealed.
The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, summoned the Deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with respect to the recent irresponsible remarks of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Some sources have also reported that the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad was recalled as well, but it is unclear whether he will return again.

However, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in statement said that PM Khan’s remarks were misinterpreted.
Dismissing the outrage over the news report, the FO stated that the prime minister had only been referring to “Pakistan’s model, where elections are held under an interim government. The comments should not be misinterpreted to imply interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.”

“Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan but to promote peace through an ‘Afghan owned’ and ‘Afghan led’ political process. [The prime minister] of Pakistan has taken personal interest in facilitating the ongoing political reconciliation process and the same must not be misconstrued to undermine the sincere efforts of Pakistan or to create misunderstandings at this crucial stage of the process,” the FO stated.


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