The acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, rejected claims that the Islamic Emirate is supporting the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and providing weapons to them.
He made the remarks in an interview with the BBC.
“So far, no heavy weapons have been seen yet and there is no possibility to transfer it," Muttaqi said.
In response to a question about rumors of the establishment of foreign military bases on Afghan soil, Muttaqi reiterated that such an issue has not been mentioned by any country but if the Islamic Emirate was to agree to such bases, “why was it fighting for over the past 20 years?”
“If we were going to agree with the military bases, then why would we fight in the past 20 years. This was fighting with countries who had a lot of facilities… the people of Afghanistan would not even accept one military base and not one armed (foreign) man,” he said.
Muttaqi said that female education is an internal issue of Afghanistan and added that the Islamic Emirate is trying to solve it in a proper way in a bid to prevent any upcoming disputes in the country.
Political analysts gave various opinions on this issue.
“If Pakistan claims that the Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan exists in Afghanistan, it should provide documentation to the international organizations, otherwise it would be just a claim,” said Javid Momand, a political analyst.
“The TTP has not been established after the Islamic Emirate came to power,” said Abdul Shokor Dadras, a political analyst.
Earlier, the prime minister of the Pakistani caretaker government, Anwarul Haq Kakar, said that the members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan are based in Afghanistan.