Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has alleged that India is using Afghanistan for “carrying out terrorist activities” in Pakistan and that New Delhi’s presence in Kabul is “larger than it ought to be” since these two countries do not share a border.
In an interview to Afghan News Channel Tolo News, Qureshi also said that despite Prime Minister Imran Khan’s repeated attempts for reconciliation with India, New Delhi did not respond and “mishandled” the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We feel that, at times we feel that, you know, you (Afghanistan) don’t share a border with India. Obviously, you have sovereign relations and you have bilateral relation and you have every right to have sovereign and bilateral relations with India. You trade with India, they come and carry out development work there. That’s fine, that’s completely fine with us. But at times we feel that their presence is perhaps larger than it ought to be because they don’t share a border with you,” Qureshi said.
He also said India’s presence in Afghanistan bothers him because he believes New Delhi is using Kabul’s soil against Pakistan “by carrying out terrorist activities”.
“You know, we have intelligence, we have information, we have shared that, and you know, we have very famous person who is admitted to carrying out subversive activities, terrorist activities, in Pakistan, in Balochistan.