Islamabad has to make clear choice or pay a price under the US’s new South Asia policy if it does not stop funding terror groups, said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani lambasting Pakistan for supporting terrorism at Vivekananda International Foundation think tank in New Delhi.
“Sanctuaries are provided, logistics are provided, training is provided, ideological base is provided… Pakistan has come to a juncture and it needs to make a choice,” said Ghani.
The Afghanistan president in his speech on Tuesday also mentioned about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He warned Pakistan on providing Afghanistan access route to Wagah and Attari for trade with India, then Kabul will also restrict Islamabad’s access to central Asia.
During his speech he also cleared on the allegations made by Pakistan regarding a secret deal between India and Afghanistan joining hands against Pakistan.
He said, “No secret agreement between Afghanistan and India. There is no destabilisation of any neighbours from Afghanistan taking place through implicit or explicit collusion. Let’s get out of the word of fiction.”
Afghan President’s India visit was a day after he met US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and discussed the new Afghanistan policy in Kabul. Tillerson was in Pakistan on Tuesday, when Ghani lambasted Islamabad on terror funding. The US state of secretary is scheduled to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Wednesday.