Afghans speak out with Sanction Pakistan against Taliban
Speaking out against assistance to Taliban, Afghans called out on Pakistan through the SanctionPakistan campaign which is trending on Twitter.
Afghan Twitter users rallied behind the sanctions hashtag, EndProxyWar which has started to gather momentum, reported Daily Outlook Afghanistan.
This social media movement comes amid the sharp escalation in violence across the country and just days after Afghanistan’s UN ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, pleaded with members of the UN Security Council to pressure the Taliban to engage in peace talks.
In his address to the meeting on the Afghanistan situation, Isaczai said the attacks launched around the country have been done with the “direct support of more than 10,000 foreign terrorist fighters representing 20 groups”, including Al-Qaeda and ISIS (Daesh).
He stated that the Taliban “continue to enjoy a safe haven in and supply and logistics line extended to their war machine from Pakistan,” reported Daily Outlook AfghanistanIsaczai also stated that reports and videos show Taliban fighters “congregating close to the Durand Line” frontier to enter Afghanistan.
He said that the Taliban hold fund-raising events in Pakistan that the dead are transferred over the border for mass burials and fighters wounded are treated in Pakistani hospitals.
His statement added to the growing outcry among Afghans over the ongoing violence and the suffering being inflicted on the people, reported Daily Outlook Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday also used the sanction hashtag in an appeal he put out to the world via Twitter.
He tweeted: “We call on UNother international organizations to work with us in providing any type of assistance to the massive number of people who have sought refuge in Kabul due to brutality, revenge killing, lootrape by the Talibs. Painful scenes in the streets of Kabul. SanctionPakistan”Chris Alexander, a Canadian diplomat and politician, and former ambassador to Kabul was the first to tweet using the two hashtags, reported Daily Outlook Afghanistan.
On August 2 he said: “There will be no permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan without sanctions against Pakistan. Pakistan’s ‘forever war’ must end. EndProxyWar SanctionPakistan”He also tweeted: “Pakistan’s invasion of Afghanistan constitutes an armed attackact of aggression under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
“Any state that fails to act to end Pakistan’s invasionprevent further Taliban brutality are betraying the womengirls of Afghanistanmaking a complete mockery of their commitment to women’s rights,” he tweeted.
On Monday he retweeted a number of SanctionPakistan posts after tweeting Sunday “Pakistan’s invasion of Afghanistan today deserves the same response as the disastrous Soviet invasion of 1979: armed resistance, international condemnationsweeping sanctions. SanctionPakistan”Fatima Murchal, President Ashraf Ghani’s deputy spokeswoman, also joined in and raised her voice. “We are burning in the flame of the war imposed on us. This unbearable pain we endure due to Int terrorism requires the world to take a stance. This silence indicates a very high tolerance for terrorism. SanctionTaliban SanctionPakistan EndProxyWarInAfghanistan”Waheed Omer, Director General, Office of Public and Strategic Affairs, meanwhile said: “Hundreds of TB (Taliban) killed and injured daily. No TB patients in our hospitals. No funerals for them in our villages. No one knows their family, relatives, village. “Bodies transferred to Pak (Pakistan) for mass funerals. Injured taken to Pak hospitals for treatment. It’s PAK. SanctionPakistan,” he said. (ANI)