A security meeting was held between India and Afghanistan on Wednesday as the two sides discussed cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.
Deputy National Security Advisor Rajinder Khanna and Ministry of External Affairs officials represented India while Afghan’s National security advisor Hanif Atmar was present from the other side.
The two sides discussed strategic security cooperation and ways to deal with the regional security situation being threatened by cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.
Pakistan had earlier issued a notice stating “Prime Minister of Pakistan has got powers like a King of British Empire to appoint Governor, Public Service Commission, Chief Election Commissioner, Auditor General, Inspector-General of Police and Chief Secretary. ”
The notice further claimed that Prime Minister of Pakistan has now acquired the ‘divine right’ to appoint Chief Minister and even dictate Chief Minister to appoint Ministers. Prime Minister of Pakistan has got the powers now to appoint, promote and dismiss the judicial officers (judges) and the whole judicial system.
Hamid Khan in his letter argued that Pakistan government in the name of empowerment actually snatches all the rights from the indigenous people and turn the UN-declared disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan into its colony.
This comes after the recently-concluded SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group held in China’s capital Beijing on May 28.
In the SCO meeting, India shared its perspectives on the security situation in Afghanistan, including security challenges posed by terrorism and extremism imposed from beyond its borders.
It further extended its support to the peace offer made by the President of Afghanistan to the armed opposition for talks in February this year and the need for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled national peace and reconciliation in an environment free of terror and violence, as per a release by the Ministry of External Affairs.