Islamabad has termed Kabul’s accusations regarding use of Pakistani airspace by US drones as “conjectural allegations” and “highly regrettable”.
Pakistan has said that the statement of Acting Afghan Defence Minister Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob “defied norms of diplomatic conduct”.
Spokesperson of Foreign Office of Pakistan has said that in absence of any evidence, such allegations were highly regrettable and defied diplomatic conduct.
He reaffirmed that Islamabad believed in sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, and that it condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations.
The FO spokesperson also said that Afghan authorities should ensure fulfillment of international commitments by not allowing its territory for terrorism in any country.
On Sunday, Taliban’s Acting Defense Minister Mullah Yaqoob had claimed that Pakistan had let American drones use its airspace in order to infiltrate Afghanistan.
At a press conference in Kabul, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob informed media that American drones had been infiltrating Afghanistan through Pakistan.
He said, “According to our information the drones are entering through Pakistan to Afghanistan, they use Pakistan’s airspace, we ask Pakistan, don’t use your airspace against us.”
The allegations arise following a claimed United States operation in Kabul in July that killed the leader of Al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri.