Asked about reports over the Islamic Emirate’s mediation between the Tahrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Islamabad, Kabul said that it would support any process where it could be influencial.
According to reports, the acting interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani hosted talks between the two sides for the past two weeks in the southeastern province of Khost.
The Islamic Emirate didn’t confirm the reports but said that it would play its role.
“The stance of the Islamic Emirate is that it will act in a role to resolve problems that are important,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
There are different views over whether the mediation of talks would be a in the interest of Afghanistan or not.
Reuters reported earlier that the TTP insisted on the release of its prisoners as a precondition for ceasefire. Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his administration was involved in negotiations with the TTP.
“Pakistan wants to cheat on us ... It is not a proper action and Pakistan should know its limits,” said Gen. Wahid Taqat, former member of the security forces.
Neither the Islamic Emirate nor the Pakistani government has officially made any comment on the matter.
“The Taliban wants to show their influence to regional countries. It means that they have the ability to solve the concerns of the groups that threaten these countries,” said Javid Javid, a political analyst.
The leader of National Solidarity Movement, Sayed Ishaq Gailani ,said that the ongoing negotiations are considered an achievement for the Islamic Emirate.
“If Sirajuddin Haqqani facilitated the negotiations, it is an honor for the people of Afghanistan” he said.
TTP has been active in several parts of Pakistan since 2007. The group fights against the Pakistani government.