PESHAWAR: Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi Thursday urged Afghan youth to beware of fifth generation hybrid war imposed on people of Pakistan and Afghanistan as enemy wanted to pitch them against each other for ulterior motives.
The Minister expressed these views while addressing Afghan refugees during his visits to Khazana and Naghman camp here in Peshawar on Thursday.
Mohammed Sarwar Ahmedzai, Chief Advisor of Afghan President on National Security Council and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
“I warn those who wanted to destabilise Pakistan on linguistic, racial or geographical basis that their conspiracy would never succeed. The more they would conspire against Pakistan, the more would we serve Afghan refugees,” said the minister.
Shehryar Afridi said that Pakistan will not leave Afghan brethren alone in a difficult time and will continue serving them. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered clearing the airspace for Indian planes on a special request by Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani as a goodwill gesture. He said Pakistan has decided to stay away from internal affairs of Afghanistan and the peace dialogue is now Afghan led and Afghan owned and Pakistan would only facilitate the peace talks.
“Let me make it clear. We don’t have favourites in Afghanistan and now its upto the Afghans to decide their future,” the minister said.
Afridi said that Pakistan has been serving four million Afghan refugees on purely humanitarian basis and it did not want anything in response to its generous hospitality.
“What we want from our Afghan brethren in return is respect for Pakistan, respect for our flag and respect for our armed forces. We don’t need anything else in return for hosting four million Afghans over past four decades,” the minister said. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan always spoke about the rights of Afghan people. He reiterated that neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan will use their soil against each other.
Shehryar Afridi also announced the donation of solar energy, furniture and new books in Afghan refugees’ school on the occasion.
He said Afghan refugees are our brothers and facilitating them is the responsibility of the government and relevant departments. Shehryar Khan Afridi said Pakistan will not leave Afghan brethren alone in difficult times. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan always spoke about the rights of Afghan people.
He reiterated that neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan will use their soil against each other.
Shehryar Afridi also announced donation of solar energy, furniture and new books in Afghan refugees’ school on the occasion.
Addressing the refugees, Sarwar Ahmedzai expressed gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for hosting over four million Afghan refugees over past four decades and said that the forty years celebrations of hospitality of Afghan refugees spoke volumes about the services rendered by Pakistan for their Afghan brethren.
He said President Ghani had specially tasked him to visit Pakistan and express gratitude to Pakistan over this generous hospitality.
He said Afghans were touched by the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and efforts of Pakistan in Afghan peace process.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State also visited the Basic Health Unit in Naghman Afghan Refugee Camp and directed the concerned authorities to ensure proper treatment for Afghan refugees.