Afghan Taliban given record of ‘wanted’ TTP males


ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan has handed over to the Afghan Taliban a listing of “most wanted terrorists” affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) working from the war-torn neighbouring nation as Islamabad seeks to take decisive motion towards the militant outfit.

Besides, Afghan Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada has reportedly arrange a three-member fee to research Islamabad’s complaints that the TTP was utilizing Afghanistan to plot cross-border terrorist assaults.

The record was shared with the Afghan Taliban management lately after they took management of Kabul at a lightning pace that shocked the world.

As the Afghan Taliban put together to type the federal government in Kabul, Islamabad has already initiated talks with the group, looking for motion towards TTP and its associates.

“We have taken up the issue with them [Afghan Taliban]. We have given them a list of wanted TTP terrorists operating from Afghanistan,” a senior Pakistani official, accustomed to the event, advised The Express Tribune.

The official, who spoke on the situation of anonymity, added that Pakistan anticipated the brand new authorities led by the Afghan Taliban to take motion towards the TTP.

Although the official didn’t share the record, it’s believed that Pakistan was looking for extradition or motion towards the TTP chief and its different high commanders.

Read: Taliban fee to research Pakistan’s TTP issues

Separately, a fee arrange by the Afghan Taliban has been working in direction of urging anti-Pakistan militants to cease violence towards the neighbouring nation and return to their houses throughout the border, the Voice of America (VOA) learnt via highly-placed sources.

Quoting sources in Islamabad, the VOA reported that the TTP leaders have been being warned by the fee to settle their issues with Pakistan “and return to the nation together with their households in alternate for a doable amnesty by the Pakistani authorities”.

The sources have dominated out the potential for Pakistan accepting any TTP calls for, insisting the amnesty can be provided in keeping with the nation’s Constitution and legislation, which might require the militants to give up their weapons.

According to the February 2020 deal reached between the Afghan Taliban and the US in Doha, the group can’t allow regional or transnational terrorist teams to make use of Afghan soil to threaten international safety.

“This concern is reputable, and our coverage is obvious that we’ll not enable anybody to make use of the soil of Afghanistan towards any neighbouring nation, together with Pakistan. So, they shouldn’t have any concern,” Afghan Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen advised media companies.

Shaheen added that neither the TTP nor every other terrorist teams “will have no place in our country and that’s a clear message to all.”

Analysts have claimed that it will be extraordinarily troublesome for the Afghan Taliban to ignore the reservations of the neighbouring nations, together with Pakistan, on the presence of terrorists which have targets throughout the Afghan border.

The TTP was pushed out of the erstwhile tribal areas by Pakistan when it launched a full scale navy offensive in 2014.

Most of the TTP terrorists discovered refuge throughout the border as Pakistan accused Indian spy company Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) of funding and backing the terrorist outfit.

Since the Afghan Taliban swept Kabul at a surprising tempo, there are rising issues that teams such because the banned TTP could also be additional emboldened by the event.

The TTP chief lately issued a press release congratulating the Afghan Taliban victory and renewed allegiance to its chief Akhundzada.

There have been additionally reviews that the Afghan Taliban launched many TTP terrorists together with its former deputy chief Maulvi Faqir Muhammad from jail.

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However, the official was hopeful that the Afghan Taliban wouldn’t enable the soil of the neighbouring nation to develop into a secure haven for the TTP and different terrorist teams.

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had lately reminded the Afghan Taliban of the promise they made with the worldwide group for not letting Afghan soil for use by terrorists once more.

At a weekly briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson had indicated that Pakistan would ask the Afghan Taliban to take motion towards TTP.

“We have a clear position on the TTP. It is a terrorist organisation that is proscribed by Pakistan as well as the United Nations,” then FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had stated.

“We have been taking up the issue of use of Afghan soil by the TTP for terrorist activities in Pakistan with the previous Afghan government and we will continue to do so with the future one. We must ensure that it [TTP] is not provided any space in Afghanistan to operate against Pakistan,” he added.

The spokesperson additionally stated Pakistan had seen some media reviews concerning the discharge of TTP terrorists.

“We have and proceed to oppose help for any particular person or any proscribed teams and outfits that remained concerned in terrorist actions inside Pakistan.”

Zahid added that Pakistan hoped that when the brand new authorities was fashioned in Afghanistan, it will take strict measures to make sure that its soil was not used towards different nations.

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