Afghanistan’s claims about TTP are not working on its own soil contrary to ground realities: FO

Afghanistan’s claims about TTP are not working on its own soil contrary to ground realities: FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hussain Chaudhry Image: File

Pakistan’s foreign office on Monday denied Afghanistan’s claims that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was not operating on its soil, saying evidence showed that there were 5,000 TTP operatives in Afghanistan. Has more than

“Over the years, the TTP has carried out a number of horrific terrorist attacks inside Pakistan, using Afghan territory without retaliation from its hosts,” a statement said.

Citing the 12th report of the UN Monitoring Team released in June 2021, the Foreign Office said that the TTP was aware of “Pakistan’s specific objectives”, while the report stated that “near the border with Pakistan. “Our position inside Afghanistan has been noted.

“The TTP, after organizing with its separate groups with the help of the Hostel Intelligence Agencies (HIA), for stability and its continued presence in Afghanistan with cross-border attacks against Pakistan, for our security and stability. There is a constant threat. ” The statement said.

The statement further said that Pakistan’s determination to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations without any discrimination is unshakable and unclear.

“Pakistan emphasizes the need for meaningful engagement with the Afghan side to address security and terrorism issues through the effective use of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). “

According to the Foreign Office, Pakistan is “making serious and sincere efforts to facilitate the intra-Afghan peace process for a comprehensive political settlement.”

“We hope that Afghans will seize this opportunity to achieve lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.”

‘Afghan government is fighting TTP like other terrorist groups’

The day before, the Afghan Foreign Ministry had issued a statement stating that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was neither based in Afghanistan nor operating on its soil. “

“In accordance with the National Security Policy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, this movement, along with other terrorist groups, has been recognized as an enemy of peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region, and the Afghan government “Like any other terrorist group that has been discriminated against.”

Following Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid’s statement, the Afghan government issued a statement saying that Pakistan hoped that the TTP would not be allowed to operate in Afghanistan.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan has clearly said that we [Pakistan] Talking to media in Islamabad on Saturday, he said that the United States would not be given any bases to use against Afghanistan.

“… But we also expect [Afghan] The Taliban said they would not allow the TTP [Tehreek-e-Pakistan Taliban] According to the Express Tribune, he had said that in order to carry out any such activity and other elements that harm the lives and property of the Pakistani people.

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