Afghan investors should stop investing in Pakistan, says defense minister

Afghan refugees

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Acting Defense Minister, Mullah Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid, openly criticizing Pakistan’s decision to deport Afghan refugees said such an “unfair” move could harm bilateral relations between the two neighboring nations.

Addressing the 14th graduation ceremony of the Police Academy in Kabul, Mullah Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid expressed his strong disapproval of the decision made by Pakistan’s caretaker government to deport Afghan refugees by October 31.

He voiced concerns that this decision would negatively impact the historically delicate relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and called on the Pakistani people to refrain from any acts of violence against Afghan refugees residing in the country.

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Furthermore, Mullah Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid urged Afghan investors who have been investing in Pakistan to reconsider their investments and redirect their assets toward bolstering Afghanistan’s self-sufficiency.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Muhammad Abbas, also speaking at the graduation ceremony, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing that Pakistan’s decision to expel Afghan refugees from its territory contradicts international moral standards.

He appealed to Pakistani authorities not to strain bilateral relations by making accusations against Afghan refugees.

Sher Muhammad Abbas offered Afghanistan’s experience and assistance in addressing security and economic challenges, suggesting a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Meanwhile, Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani used the platform to emphasize the progress made by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, highlighting the achievements in ensuring security and establishing a comprehensive government in the country.

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