Zabiullah Mujahid, Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, reiterated that Afghan soil will not be used against anyone including regional countries.
This comes as “The Express Tribune” cited sources saying that China has leverage over the "Afghan Taliban" and that Pakistan wants China to use financial and economic leverage over the "Afghan Taliban" to address the issue of terrorist sanctuaries.
“The commitment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan existed previously: We don’t want Afghan soil to be used against any country, and our neighboring countries, in particular China and Pakistan, can be assured that we never allow security to be violated from Afghan soil or for anyone to pose a threat,” Mujahid said.
Political analysts said that such pressures will cause tension in the region.
“The internal problem of Pakistan belongs to itself. Before the Islamic Emirate came to power, the TTP was active. I hope their intelligence network solves their problems themselves and does not mount pressure through Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Zalmai Afghanyar, a political analyst.
Earlier, speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad ISSI, acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said that the remarks about the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan is propaganda against the Islamic Emirate.
He said that Afghanistan, China and Pakistan committed to not allow the use of their soil or airspace against each other.