Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of sponsoring the Taliban in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Hamdullah Muhib, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, made the allegations.
He accused Pakistan of providing financial and military support to the Taliban, claiming that about 15,000 militias had recently infiltrated Afghanistan from Pakistan. Muhib said the militants had infiltrated Afghanistan with the direct help of Islamabad to fight the Taliban.
Hamdullah Muhib claimed that Kabul had received information that efforts were being made to send another 10,000 militias from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
The Afghan government has repeatedly accused Pakistan of sponsoring the Taliban. Kabul says Islamabad has a big hand in destabilizing the situation in Afghanistan. Pakistan, however, has always denied the allegations.
The Taliban have recently taken over large areas of Afghanistan. However, the Taliban has repeatedly said it wants to resolve the crisis through political talks to allay international concerns. They have also sent a delegation to Doha, the capital of Qatar, to hold peace talks with the Afghan government.