The Pakistani Army Is Satisfied with Assurance by the Taliban
8 Subh, Kabul: A Pakistani military spokesman says Islamabad is maintaining a regular engagement with the Taliban for safeguarding the Pakistan’s national interests.
Speaking to Urdu News Pakistan on Monday, Pakistan Army spokesman Babar Iftikhar said that Islamabad was satisfied with the Taliban’s guarantee of the country’s peace and security.
According to him, the Taliban have assured that they will not allow any terrorist group to use Afghan soil for any operation against any country, including Pakistan.
The director-general of public relations for Pakistan Inter-Services added that there was no reason to doubt the Taliban’s intentions. He says the military has been in close contact with the Taliban to protect Pakistan’s security interests.
One of Islamabad’s main concerns is the activities of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. The TTP has carried out some attacks in Pakistan in recent days.
In the interview, Babur Iftikhar emphasized the fencing of the Durand Line. Pakistan shares about 2,600 kilometres of border with Afghanistan.
Iftikhar said the goal is to better manage the border. According to him, the fencing is about 90% complete.
Pakistan is playing an important role in Afghanistan after the recent developments. It has called the recent developments a new reality. Pakistan has also repeatedly called on the international community to recognize this reality.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has spoken of starting negotiations with the Taliban to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks in the Taliban government.
Following the Taliban campaign in Panjshir, it was rumoured that the Pakistani military had launched a series of airstrikes and drones in support of the Taliban. A Pakistani military spokesman, however, said the rumours were made by the Indian media.