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  1. Ashraf Ghani’s hard slap at Pakistan’s face: Don’t need your $500 million, use it to contain terrorism at your soil

Ashraf Ghani’s hard slap at Pakistan’s face: Don’t need your $500 million, use it to contain terrorism at your soil

"Pakistan has pledged 500 million dollars for Afghanistan's development. This amount, Mr Aziz, can be spent to contain extremism," he said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2016 5:48 PM
ashraf ghani, ashraf ghani attacks pakistan, pakisrtan shraf ghani, ashraf ghani pak The Afghan President made comments at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar. (PTI)

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday hit a tight slap at Pakistan face for exporting terror by saying that latter should use  $500 million aide for Afghan reconstruction to fighting terrorism. Stressing on terrorism, Ghani said “we need aid to fight terrorism”. The Afghan President made comments at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar. “We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism. Pakistan has pledged 500 million dollars for Afghanistan’s development. This amount, Mr Aziz, can be spent to contain extremism,” Ghani said at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar. He made the comments in direct reference with Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz , who is also attending the conference.  He said that Asian or international mechanism must be put in place, without “playing games”, to find out who was benefiting from terror, extremism and other illicit activities. “There should be an Asian or international regime,
whatever is acceptable to Pakistan, should be put in place to verify frontier activities and terrorist operations,” he said. Hailing India’s role in Afghanistan’s transition, he said “India’s assistance is transparent and with no strings attached”, adding “there are no hidden deals between India and Afghanistan.”

“We do not want blame game, we want verification,” he said, without mincing words. With terrorism being the fulcrum of the meet, PM Narendra Modi also stressed on collective spirit to tackle terrorism in the entire South Asian region. “Terrorism and externally induced instability pose the gravest threat too Afghanistan’s peace, stability and prosperity,” PM Modi said.

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