KABUL: Afghans in a petition asked the UN to discourage Pakistan from backing Taliban insurgents following spike in violence and increased civilian casualties across Afghanistan.
The online petition set by the Afghan lawmaker, Mariam Solaimankhail, states, “The Afghan people and their allies request that the international community place intense and unified pressure on the Pakistani government, which continues to support the Taliban militia in Afghanistan.”
Condemning Pakistan’s continuous support for the Taliban, the petition reads, “Afghans ask that international leaders apply the right amount of pressure to the Pakistani government to force them to stop the Taliban murder of innocent Afghan citizens.”
“Whether through targeted sanctions, economic pressure, or full terrorist-support listing, Afghans need your help,” it demands.
The petition has participated by a large number of Afghans and attained 6,000 of the targeted 7,500 signatures at the time of the release of this report.
Pakistan is repeatedly blamed by Afghanistan for backing insurgent groups fighting in Afghanistan.
With the international troops departing from Afghanistan, the Afghan people say there was no any justification left for Taliban to continue war, asking the group to stop the violence and bloodshed immediately.