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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has conveyed to the leadership in Afghanistan it will no longer conduct official business with Kabul’s top national security chief because of his recent “abusive outburst” against Islamabad, highly placed officials and diplomatic sources confirmed to VOA on Friday.

The controversy has again highlighted political tensions and historic mistrust plaguing relations between the South Asian neighbors, which share a nearly 2,600-kilometer border.

The latest trigger came from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, who routinely accuses Pakistan and its spy agency of supporting and directing the Taliban’s insurgency in Afghanistan, charges Islamabad rejects.

In a public speech earlier this month in eastern Nangarhar province, next to the Pakistani border, Mohib not only repeated his allegations but called Pakistan a “brothel house.”

His remarks outraged leaders in Islamabad, who denounced them, saying they “debased all norms of interstate communication.”

A senior Pakistani official privy to the matter told VOA on condition of anonymity his government lodged a strong protest with the Afghan side and conveyed “deep resentment” in Pakistan over Mohib’s “undignified” remarks.

The official said Kabul has been told Islamabad, henceforth, would not hold bilateral engagements with the Afghan national security adviser. It has also been conveyed “by our side that Afghan side is not serious in engaging with Pakistan, but only in the blame game and degrading Pakistan’s sincere efforts,” the official added.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani meets with Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in Kabul, Afghanistan…

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani meets with Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2021.

Diplomatic sources confirmed to VOA that Pakistan’s military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during his visit to Kabul this month, had raised the issue in his meeting with Ghani in the presence of Nick Carter, Britain’s chief of the defense staff.

VOA approached Mohib’s office for a reaction but could not immediately get a response.

Carter has been engaged in facilitating contacts between the two countries to help ease tensions at a time when the United States and NATO allies have been withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of war with the Taliban.

An official Pakistani military statement following the May 10 meeting in Kabul confirmed it was held in the presence of Carter.

“Matters of mutual interest, current developments in the Afghan peace process, enhanced bilateral security and defense cooperation and need for effective border management between the two brotherly countries were discussed,” the statement said, but it did not say anything about the controversy stemming from Mohib’s remarks.

Zalmay Khalilzad, special representative on Afghanistan reconciliation, speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing…

Zalmay Khalilzad, the special representative on Afghanistan reconciliation, speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the US-Afghanistan relationship on Capitol Hill on May 18, 2021.

Analyst Said Azam, a former Afghan government official, described Mohib’s outburst as detrimental to the interests of Afghanistan and its people.

“It was insulting, first and foremost for himself, the government of Afghanistan, and also the people of Afghanistan. A common man in Afghanistan sees their Pakistani neighbors as brothers and sisters. He went too rude and dirty to be honest,” Azam said.

Torek Farhadi, a political commentator, and former Afghan government advisor, said Mohib’s insulting remarks exhibited his “immaturity” for his rank.

“These words do not reflect the language any dignified Afghan uses towards any nation, let alone a neighbor. They are regrettable,” Farhadi observed.

Washington had also stopped meetings with the Afghan national security adviser over controversial remarks he made on a visit to the U.S. two years ago, though contact has since been resumed.

Mohib had accused Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, of undercutting the Kabul government in bilateral U.S.-Taliban peace negotiations.

Adam Weinstein, a research fellow at the Quincy Institute, said Pakistan’s decision does not bode well for bilateral ties. The former U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan in 2012 wrote on Twitter Afghan officials need to exercise caution because any breakdown in ties will only add to the sufferings of their nation.


Khalilzad was leading the talks that culminated in an agreement in February 2020 with the insurgents, setting the stage for the foreign troop drawdown from the war-torn nation, which began on May 1 and is expected to be completed by Sept. 11.

While Afghan leaders accuse Pakistan of being behind the Taliban’s violent campaign in their country, U.S. officials, including Khalilzad, have persistently praised Islamabad for bringing the insurgents to the negotiating table to discuss a peace arrangement with the Afghan government to permanently end the war.

“Pakistan has played an important role in Afghanistan,” David Helvey, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific affairs, told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee last week. “They supported the Afghan peace process. Pakistan also has allowed us to have overflight and access to be able to support our military presence in Afghanistan.”

Islamabad has lately further relaxed visa restrictions for Afghans, created new border facilities to accelerate bilateral and transit trade with the landlocked country, and increased scholarships for Afghan students to study at Pakistani universities. Pakistani officials say the measures are meant to enhance bilateral ties in support of the Afghan peace process.

UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir speaks during a joint press conference with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah…

UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir speaks during a joint press conference with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 27, 2021.

“I commend Pakistan’s leadership and its role in supporting the efforts to forge reconciliation, security and transition in Afghanistan,” Volkan Bozkir, president of the U.N. General Assembly, said Friday before concluding his three-day visit to Islamabad.

“We also know that lives of Afghanistan and Pakistan are now inextricably intwined. Peace in Afghanistan is imperative for Pakistan to open trade routes to landlocked Central Asia. Peace in Afghanistan is critical for securing benefits from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” Bozkir said.

He referred to a Chinese-funded multibillion-dollar infrastructure development project in Pakistan, which Beijing intends to extend to Afghanistan to help in rebuilding efforts there.

Pakistan says it is making all possible efforts to promote Afghan peace, fearing that another round of civil war following the withdrawal of international forces would affect Pakistani security and economic development. The country already hosts nearly 3 million Afghan refugees and has concerns that more refugees will flood Pakistan if the conflict continues.
 
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The guy is pleading to get slapped funny. He is screaming that come and broke my nose of.

PS fellas don't disrespect Afghan women because of people like him
 

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He doesn't represent Afghanis, people should comment with a bit of caution about Afghan women. I mean they are muslims after-all. This puppet rabid dog on the other hand needs a bullet in the head.
I agree. We, as Muslims, should not be making such comments about other women of the Muslim faith. I am against insults in all forms, but, if we do want to insult someone, let's keep it man-to-man, even when it comes to dealing with someone who has no respect for themselves.
 

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We have reservation so much that we can't expel there ambassador ...while we should not be at there level to say bad about women ....
 

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We have reservation so much that we can't expel there ambassador ...while we should not be at there level to say bad about women ....
You have to understand the script here. These people are trying really hard to sabotage the deal so they can continue to suck american money for free. We need to be patient .
 

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This is what happens when trolls are put in charge of national security. Afghanistan has suffered for so long because thugs like this guy hold important portfolios. This guy has a history of speaking through his rear end. In 2019, the US cut ties with him after he went on a crazy vitriol against American officials.

U.S. 'To End Contacts' With Afghan Security Adviser Mohib Following Verbal Attack

A senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghanistan's president that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, Reuters news agency reports, citing four knowledgeable U.S. and Afghan sources.

The report published on March 18 said the diplomat told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the United States was ending contacts with Hamdullah Mohib, who serves as Ghani's national security adviser.


 

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This manchild has been excluded by the Americans as well

He has no future in politics and foreign relations. Sounds harsh but the trajectory of recent event tends to show that he will be running to Pakistan soon like he did with his family last time the civil war in his country got intense. Of course only a Namak harami will call the country that gives them refuge a brothel. I hope next time the welcome he is afforded befits his stature.
 

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Well these pathetic beings in A-Stan such as this A-hole afghan chief need to be exterminated as soon as possible for their crimes against Afghan people .
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You have to understand the script here. These people are trying really hard to sabotage the deal so they can continue to suck american money for free. We need to be patient .
Yes ..we should continue to play positive role ..no doubt in it...but we should show some dignity also. It's quite normal we are getting such remarks by countries go unnoticed...
 

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