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Afghanistan rejects reports on sharing intelligence data with Pakistan

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Afghanistan rejects reports on sharing intelligence data with Pakistan
 Afghanistan government has rejected reports saying Afghanistan and Pakistan reached an agreement in connection with sharing intelligence information to each other.
Afghanistan presidential office said that everything has been clearly stated in agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan and there is nothing related to sharing intelligence data.
Shah Hussain Murtazavi, acting spokesperson to the presidential office, has rejected claims saying that Kabul and Islamabad has agreed on sharing intelligence information.
“Anything agreed between Kabul and Islamabad during recent visit of Pakistani delegation led by the country’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was a document which has been shared with media and the Afghan people and there was nothing else. We hope that lawmakers should collect information before making remarks in general session of parliament,” Murtazavi added.
A number of lawmakers in general meeting of Lower House of  parliament the other day claimed that Afghanistan government agreed with Pakistan in connection with sharing intelligence data and sacking Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.
Nevertheless, in a statement, released by Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs soon after Pakistani delegation ended its visit to Kabul, such issues not included. 
The statement said that Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to seven key principles in order to finalize Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).
The key principles agreed by leaders of the two countries are as follows:
1.      Pakistan to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation,
2.      The two countries to undertake effective action against fugitives and irreconcilable elements posing security threats to either of the two countries,
3.      Both countries committed to deny use of their respective territories by any country, network, group or individuals for anti-state activities against either country, 
4.      To put in place a joint supervision, coordination and confirmation mechanism through Liaison Officers (LOs) for the realization of the agreed actions.
5.      The two countries committed to avoid territorial and aerial violations of each other’s territory,
6.      The two countries to avoid public blame games and instead use APAPPS cooperation mechanisms to respond to mutual issues of contention and concerns, and 
7.      Establish Working Groups and necessary cooperation mechanisms as per APAPPS for full implementation of the APAPPS and the above, mutually reinforcing principles.

Afghan political and international relations experts say if Islamabad had made such demands for Kabul, it would be clear interference in internal affairs of Afghanistan as such demands are against all diplomatic standards; therefore such claims are basless.
In Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), key issues have been included. To meet such problems, good understanding, patience, good relations and respect to mutual interests are needed and it is necessary that regional countries and the international community should also play vital role in implementation of the respective action plan and building trust between the two countries.
All these changes, stances as well as reactions show that war in Afghanistan has changed to a perplexed conundrum. But, the people of Afghanistan hope that their country’s leaders should chase changes in the region and do not let Afghanistan and its national interests face with challenges and serious threats as lack of attention to new game in Afghanistan and the region can face the country’s national interests with serious dangers. 
Debates on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPFPS) were started between delegations of Afghanistan and Pakistan after the deadly attack in Kabul’s Sadarat Square and so far three meetings have been held between delegations of the two countries in Kabul and Islamabad.