LONDON: Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser and an staunch enemy of Pakistan, Dr Hamdullah Mohib accompanied by State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Naderi met convicted criminal and absconder Nawaz Sharif in London. Hamdullah Mohib, it may be recalled, had crossed the Red Line by calling Pakistan a ‘brothel’ after which any official correspondence with him was banned by Islamabad. The meeting comes only days before US-Afghan-India meeting scheduled for July 27, where Afghan Army Chief has been summoned by the US Secretary of State to meet him in Delhi to discuss future of Afghanistan and a possible Indian role after withdrawal of US troops.
This meeting came minutes after Hamdullah Mobib accused Pakistan of extending financial, emotional and military help to the Afghan Taliban, an allegation which has been persistently denied by Islamabad. Talking to a TV channel in London, he further alleged that some 10,000 new Taliban had come to Afghanistan from religious seminaries across Pakistan.
According to official press note issued by the NSC Afghanistan, matters related to ‘mutual interest’ were discussed in the meeting, during which they agreed that both nations’ interests are served by a policy of mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. They emphasized that strengthening democracy in both countries can put both nations on a path to stability and prosperity, opening the region to connectivity and commerce. NSA Mohib expressed his support for the democratic struggle in Pakistan, and while NawazSharif said a strong and stable Afghanistan is good for Pakistan and the region.
It is also pertinent to mention here that Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted by courts in Pakistan after Panama Case trials, and later escaped to London under the garb of treatment, was know for having ‘personal’ ties with almost all anti-Pakistan elements including Sajjan Jindal, Indian PM Modi, and now Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib.