“Afghan refugees should go to their homeland as they were burden on our economy,” said Pakistani defense minister, Khawaja Asif.
Pakistani Defence Minister remarks came as Ashraf Ghani in a statement during his visit to India said “the Pakistani terrorist groups are responsible for terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.”
Khawaja Asif, in response to recent statements by President Ghani said, “Ghani is a banker. He is not a politician and isn’t suitable for Presidency.”
Asif claimed Ghani’s poor policies have caused that most parts of Afghanistan fall into the hands of the armed Taliban and much of the country’s rule is at opposition groups.
“President Ghani is an authoritarian character and all of his attention is to maintain his position regardless of his country’s problems,” he added.
This also comes as the fact that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have recently been experiencing severe stress and President Ghani has chosen harsh stance against Pakistan several times.
Afghanistan will receive most of the aforementioned benefits by way of Afghans who return home. Afghan refugees have always been used as instruments of war.
Pakistan-based insurgents, who are significantly trained in Punjab and transported to Peshawar, fight in Afghanistan in the spring, while crossing the Durand line and returning back for further training.
The return of Afghan refugees will have a salutary impact over the decrease of violence in Afghanistan.
Additionally, the Afghans who see Afghanistan through the lens of Pakistan and hold a negative view about Afghans, Afghanistan, and their national identities will have this bias slowly fade away once they mingle in this society.