Pakistan’s inside minister on Monday mentioned that the Afghan Taliban have assured the federal government that it could not enable their soil for use in opposition to it by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants, amidst studies that a number of hardcore TTP terrorists have been launched in Afghanistan after the insurgents seized Kabul.
The TTP, generally referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, is a banned militant group primarily based alongside the Afghan-Pakistan border. It has carried out a number of main terror assaults throughout Pakistan and has reportedly been utilizing Afghan soil to plot terrorist assaults on this nation.
Addressing a press convention, Pakistan inside minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed mentioned that the federal government has taken be aware of the studies that the Afghan Taliban have let out some TTP militants, together with its main commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, after taking on the war-torn nation, and it’s in “full contact” with the Taliban on the problem.
“The associated (Afghan) authorities there have been informed to regulate those that have carried out terrorism in Pakistan. The Afghan Taliban have reassured (us) that Afghanistan’s land won’t be allowed for use in any case by the TTP,” he mentioned.
The minister’s remarks got here amidst a media report that Pakistan has handed over to the Afghan Taliban a listing of “most wished terrorists” linked to the TTP, who have been nonetheless lively in Afghanistan.
In accordance with The Categorical Tribune report, the record was shared with the Afghan Taliban management just lately after they took management of Kabul.
“We now have taken up the problem with them (Afghan Taliban). We now have given them a listing of wished TTP terrorists working from Afghanistan,” the report mentioned, quoting an unnamed senior Pakistani official accustomed to the event.
Moreover, Afghan Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada has reportedly arrange a three-member fee to research Islamabad’s complaints that the TTP was utilizing Afghanistan to plot cross-border terrorist assaults.
Pakistan destroyed the infrastructure of the TTP by means of successive operations within the tribal areas since 2014. It’s believed that many of the operatives ran throughout the border to Afghanistan and nonetheless reside there and likewise use the Afghan soil to plan and launch cross-border assaults.
In accordance with a report ready for the United Nations Safety Council in July, the TTP has about 6,000 skilled fighters on the Afghan facet of the border, and the Afghan Taliban regardless of their mistrust stick with it with relations primarily as earlier than.
The TTP had supported the Afghan Taliban of their battle in opposition to the earlier Afghan authorities backed by the USA.