Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are expecting to work with an “interim authority” in Afghanistan to “address the challenges posed by the terrorist organizations."
He made the remarks in an interview with Al-Jazeera in response to a question asked about Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Zardari also expressed frustration over the TTP’s ongoing activities.
“As far as the TTP is concerned. Absolutely, they have been involved in heinous attacks in the past. Unfortunately, terrorist attacks are still ongoing and we expect with our neighbors in Afghanistan and interim authorities there to address the challenges posed by the terrorist organizations.”
But the Islamic Emirate said that the TTP is an internal issue of Pakistan and that there are no threats from Afghan soil to other nations.
“The Islamic Emirate is committed to good relations with all countries, particularly neighboring countries… As the Islamic Emirate considers security important for itself, the security is also in the interest of the neighboring countries,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Earlier, the Islamic Emirate mediated several rounds of talks between the TTP and a delegation from Pakistan, which resulted in a ceasefire agreement between the two sides.
Last month, the TTP announced the end of the ceasefire agreement with the Pakistani government.
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