Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's First Vice President, tweeted this picture of the 1971 war in which Lt. Gen. Niazi of the Pakistani Army signed the Instrument of Surrender before Lt. Gen. Aurora in Dhaka
It was like rubbing salt into the wounds and as expected, a fuming Pakistani Information Minister, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain wrote in retaliation trying to hit hard at the First Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh.
“Afghanistan belongs to brave people of Afghanistan unlike hyena’s like you, a bunch of you have little interest in Afghanistan or even this region you are just a scavenger will fly to safe havens when the time ll be up…” Imran Khan's minister reacted.
Earlier, Saleh had posted the photo of the signing of the Instrument of Surrender in 1971 and said “We don't have such a picture in our history and won't ever have. Yes, yesterday I flinched for a second as a rocket flew above & landed few meters away. Dear Pak twitter attackers, Talibn & terrorism won't heal the trauma of this picture. Find other ways,” Saleh tweeted.
Afghanistan belongs to brave people of Afghanistan unlike hyena’s like you, a bunch of you have little interest in Afghanistan or even this region you are just a scavenger will fly to safe heavens when the time ll be up… https://t.co/5VvTKeSgL2
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 22, 2021
50 years back, the Indian Army brought Pakistani army to its knees, took 93,000 Pakistani prisoners and gave 75 million people of Bangladesh their independence. On December 16, 1971 Pakistan's General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops, surrendered and signed the Instrument of Surrender in Dhaka after a 13-day war.
Afghan’s Vice President Amrullah Khan’s post with the iconic picture was the latest salvo against Pakistani rulers for protecting and sheltering the Taliban.
For the last few months, Afghan leaders have been “frustrated” and angry.
As fighting raged across the country, a war of words heated up between Kabul and Islamabad after the Afghan vice-president accused the Pakistani military of providing "close air support to Taliban in certain areas".
Pakistan strongly denied the claim, with a foreign ministry statement saying the country "took necessary measures within its territory to safeguard our own troops and population".
Last week, after the yet again ‘failed” Doha talks, Afghan leaders have said that the Taliban would not engage in a dialogue with Afghan government as long as the Pakistani military and intelligence continue to support terrorists.
Saleh posted on the social media: “Pak's diplomatic community is working hard painting & decorating a fictional image for Talibs. On the ground however Talibs 2.0 is nothing but an Afg replica of IS-K & Al-Qadea, providing bases to foreign "good & bad terrorists" The "good" LeT is their buddies in allegiance.”
Pak's diplomatic community is working hard painting & decorating a fictional image for Talibs. On the ground however Talibs 2.0 is nothing but an Afg replica of IS-K & Al-Qadea, providing bases to foreign "good & bad terrorists" The "good" LeT is their buddies in allegiance.
— Amrullah Saleh (@AmrullahSaleh2) July 18, 2021
The relations between the two neighbours are at an all time low evident from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s decision to call back all diplomats from Pakistan, following the kidnapping case of the daughter of the Afghan envoy in Islamabad,
On Wednesday, the Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar objected to the Pakistani Interior Minister's remarks on the ongoing investigation into the abduction of the Afghan Ambassador's daughter. He warned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Quereshi that "unprofessional remarks and premature judgments" could strongly affect bilateral relations and the credibility of the ongoing, and still incomplete investigation.
On Eid day during the prayer meeting, rockets were fired. Ghani assailed Pakistan for harbouring the Taliban leadership and providing a safe haven and assistance to the insurgents. In the most recent fighting in the Afghan border town of Spin Boldak, Taliban fighters were seen receiving treatment at a Pakistani hospital across the border in Chaman.
“Pakistan does not want a Taliban regime in its homeland" but their media have been “campaigning for a Taliban regime in Afghanistan,” Ghani said.