Due to Pak's "violence-seeking policies" Kabul pulls out of talks with it

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Kabul, July 15 : In the wake of recent suicide attacks on Kabul blamed on Pakistan, including the one on Indian embassy killing 41 people last week, the Afghanistan Government has decided to boycott a series of upcoming meetings with the neighbouring country "unless bilateral trust was restored".

In a cabinet decision taken last evening, the Afghanistan government blamed the attacks on Pakistan's intelligence and military.

"The people of Afghanistan, the world, know very well that Pakistan's intelligence agency and military have turned that country to the biggest exporter of terrorism and extremism to the world, particularly Afghanistan," the Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the Afghanistan cabinet as saying.

The statement added that the cabinet had decided that Afghanistan was "compelled" to suspend its involvement in various bilateral and regional meetings due in Dubai, Islamabad and Kabul this month and in August. The statement cited "violence-seeking policies of Pakistan's intelligence and military officials" as the reasons for calling off the talks with Pakistan. "The suspension would hold unless an atmosphere of bilateral trust is established. Every day all over our country, children, women, elders, teachers and Afghanistan's international partners ... get killed at the hands of elements of [a Pakistani intelligence agency]," said the statement.

ANI

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