Hanif Atmar, the presidential candidate responded to the recent remarks made by Pakistani prime minister regarding proposal for an interim setup in Afghanistan.
Atmar wrote on Twitter “Recent statement attributed to PM Imran Khan of Pakistan is a willful interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. Afghanistan is a sovereign nation & the Afghan people, not the leader of a neighboring country, can decide the future of govt & politics in our country.”
He added that his Peace and Moderation team condemns the inappropriate statement by Prime Minister of Pakistan. “We call on our neighboring country to respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and abide by internationally accepted norms of state behavior in its relation with our country.
To clarify, our position about the formation of a caretaker govt post 21st of May 2019 is strictly a domestic matter, based on a legitimate national concern & fully consistent with our constitution. Regardless of any foreign inference, we will continue to pursue this policy”, he wrote.
“Our team’s past record of sacrifice for our country’s independence speak for itself. We’ve always stood & fought on the right side of history and shall continue to do so in future”, he clarified.