Pakistan on Friday summoned Sardar Ahmed Khan Shakib, the Afghan Chargé d'affaires, to the foreign office, where a formal protest was lodged regarding the recent terrorist attacks on Pakistan originating from Afghan soil.
A protest letter was handed over to the Afghan Chargé d'affaires at the request of Pakistan’s Foreign Office, urging the Afghan government to prevent the use of Afghan territory against Pakistan.
The letter emphasizes concerns about the utilisation of modern American weapons in Afghanistan by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Pakistan seeks an explanation from the Afghan government regarding why these weapons are being employed by the banned TTP to target Pakistan.
Furthermore, the Foreign Office's letter highlights two specific incidents: the construction of a checkpoint by the interim Afghan government in a restricted area on the Torkham border and a terrorist attack on the Pak-Afghan border in Chitral. Pakistan has requested explanations for both of these occurrences.
It's worth noting that during a press briefing in Washington, John Kirby, the spokesperson for the American National Security Agency, addressed concerns about the weapons left behind in Afghanistan during the US withdrawal.
Kirby clarified that the equipment left at the airport in Afghanistan during the evacuation consisted of a few tug machines and fire extinguishers, and they were left for the potential use of the Taliban. He also explained that the military equipment in question had been provided to the Afghan forces long before the withdrawal as part of their training mission.