The Afghan people practice peaceful worship as a replacement of hardliner practices of Salafi version of Islam. In result of growing version of Salafism, Afghanistan’s people are also suffering and feeling threats from Pakistan terrorist’s organizations. The push of the United States of America is to act against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a comprehensible message for Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism in the region and Afghanistan.
About 59 people were killed in bombings against Shias in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif on December 6, 2011. The Ashura of the Afghanistan is a symbol of unity for both Sunni and Shiites of Afghanistan. They invite poor to take part in free food parties on the day as organize by both sects in different areas of Afghanistan.
Soon after the attack, the United States on Wednesday urged greater action by Pakistan against a Sunni Muslim militant group that Afghanistan blamed for an unprecedented massacre against its Shiite minority.
Ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai had said that the banned Pakistani extremist movement Lashkar-e-Jhangvi orchestrated the bloodshed Tuesday on the holy day of Ashura.
The blamed group not only carries out attacks in Afghanistan but also in Pashtun dominated areas; Kurma and Parachinaar, the most beautiful and greenery areas of Pakhtunkhawa.
The Daily Dawn newspaper has written: “Less than a week after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the US capital, the United States has again said that terrorists still have safe havens in FATA.”
At a news briefing in Washington, US State Department’s spokesperson John Kirby reminded Pakistan of its pledge to take effective action against Lashkar-e-Taiba.
“We know that the safe haven still exists along that border region, and we’ve been very plain about our concerns over those continued safe havens,” he said.
After Mr. Sharif’s departure, senior US officials told reporters that President Obama and other US leaders told him that the security situation in Afghanistan was serious and urged him to do more to stop cross-border attacks.
Recently Pakistani media reported that “a militant allegedly involved in over two dozen terrorist attacks and his four accomplices were brought to Pakistan from Dubai on Thursday.”
The recent urge of the USA from Pakistan to act against Lashkar-e-Taiba is another sign of hope for regional peace and stability.
The Afghan Tribune Web Desk | Published: October 30, 2015 05:28 PM