Moeed Yusuf, Pakistan's National Security Advisor (NSA), has cancelled a planned trip to Afghanistan. According to reports, the NSA has chosen not to travel to Afghanistan due to scheduled anti-Pakistan demonstrations in Kabul.
On January 18, Pakistan's NSA was scheduled to travel to Afghanistan with a Pakistani delegation. His visit was planned to discuss the border conflict with the Taliban administration in Afghanistan and assess the needs of the war-torn country. For some time, the two countries have been at odds over Pakistan's construction of a barrier along the Durand Line between Afghanistan and Pakistan. NSA Yusuf on the other hand has cancelled his two-day visit.
Pazwok (Afghanistan) According to the reports, a large anti-Pakistan rally is planned at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport. As a result, the NSA's tour has been cancelled. Pakistan's National Security Advisor decided to postpone the visit to avoid "embarrassment." Meanwhile, Pakistani officials claim that Yusuf's visit has been postponed owing to inclement weather.
Hundreds of Afghan citizens marched to the airport on Tuesday with anti-Pakistan placards, characterising Islamabad's policy as "two-sided," according to the source. Tensions between the two neighbours are increasing over the British-era Durand Line barrier. The Durand Line is not recognised by Afghanistan as an official international border. The ongoing disagreement over the Durand Line cordon was one of the main topics of discussion during the NSA's visit to Pakistan.
On this 2,670-kilometer international boundary, Pakistan has completed over 90% of the cordoning work. This ensures Pakistan's security by preventing terrorists from entering the nation through this method. Several videos went popular on social media last month, purposely showing Afghan Taliban militants ripping down a Pakistani army-erected fence. He was saying that the Pakistani army had built a fence along the Afghan border.
Officials in Pakistan have also stated that NSA Yusuf's visit will aid in increasing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The United Nations has also examined the humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans are on the verge of famine and death, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He encouraged the international community to support the United Nations' $5 billion humanitarian appeals, liberate Afghanistan's frozen assets, and reopen the country's banking system.