The Islamic Emirate denied the report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) claiming that the Tehrik Taliban-e-Pakistan group is based in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said not only would they not allow TTP, but any other group that is trying to pose a threat from Afghanistan’s soil to other countries.
“The problem of the TTP belongs to Pakistan, not the Afghans. If they (TTP) try to use Afghan soil, we will not allow it,” he said.
The International Crisis Group in a report claimed that the “TTP’s central command is based in Afghanistan, and the tempo of the group’s attacks in Pakistan rose soon after the Afghan Taliban took the Afghan capital Kabul in August 2021.”
Mujahid, however, said that Afghanistan and Pakistan enjoy good relations and the ICG is trying to undermine them.
“This is a problem but we cannot solve the problem with force. Pakistan itself wants the world to engage with the government of the Taliban. Pakistan should solve the problem via negotiations,” said Tahir Khan, a Pakistani journalist.
The political analysts give various opinions in this regard.
“No side should trust the allegations of the neighbors because Pakistan has an important role here and it doesn’t want Afghanistan to stand on its own feet,” said Torialai Zazai, a political analyst.
“I hope Pakistan does not interfere in Afghanistan’s affairs and no group in Afghanistan threatens Pakistan’s security,” said Hafit Mukhtar, political analyst.
This comes as the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, said that Pakistani officials are in contact with the Afghan interim officials regarding countering terrorism and other security issues.