Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani condemns terrorism in name of Islam

| Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 20:16
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Ghani says, his country don't use its territory for destabilisation | Photo: IANS

New Delhi:  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani who is on a two-day visit to India on Wednesday vehemently condemned terrorism and extremism in the name of Islam.

“Terrorism must be condemned and we must stand together to condemn it,” said Ghani in a conference. Citing that Islam doesn't allow terrorism, Ghani said it is unacceptable to speak in the name of Islam.

“I hope I am wrong, but terrorism is not a passing threat. It is not a one-two year phenomenon,” he said.

The president said terrorism will bite probably like a snake and cautioned the states to have a common perspective. He said those who think they can manipulate the psychology of this phenomenon or affect the pathology of are mistaken.

“Making distinction between good and bad terrorism is an approach enormously short sighted. Terrorist organisations change very rapidly, even if their objectives remain the same,” stated Ghani.

On Afghanistan’s support to free Balochistan from Pakistan, Ghani said his country don't use its territory for destabilisation. He called for media coverage on violence that is happening in the border of the two neighbouring countries.

“There is war in Pakistan which media doesn't speak about. There are 207,000 Pak forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan,” he said.

Claiming that Afghanistan is at crossroads and it is no longer a landlocked country, Ghani added that Chabahar monopoly will end soon.

“Why are we concerned that a country (Pakistan) can block two great nations (India and Afghanistan) from trading,” he said.


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