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Taliban have assured will not enable use of Afghan soil by TTP: Rashid


Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid stated on Monday that the Afghan Taliban had assured Pakistan that the Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will not be allowed to make use of the Afghan soil to hold out terrorist actions towards Pakistan.

Addressing a presser in Islamabad this afternoon, the inside minister famous that some TTP members, specifically Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, had been launched by the Taliban after the Kabul takeover. He stated the federal government was involved with the Taliban on the problem.

“We wish peace, stability and security for Afghanistan as Pakistan’s peace is linked with it,” he stated.

“The whole world including Pakistan wants to see peace in Afghanistan,” the minister added.

The minister additional stated that Pakistan has been offering help to these evacuating Afghanistan, together with US nationals.

“This is an opportunity for Pakistan to win hearts and we share the world’s aspirations of peace in Afghanistan.”

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However, Rashid added that it wasn’t Pakistan’s duty to evacuate individuals past the Torkham border.

He stated that the inside ministry is taking care of the border administration alongside Afghanistan. “We are also providing quarantine for any Covid-19 patients arriving there.”

While responding to a query, Rashid stated, “We haven’t made a decision yet regarding the refugees.”

To one other query, the minister responded that, “The opposition events have not achieved any outcomes regardless of organising public gatherings for the previous three years.”

CPEC safety

Speaking of the latest assaults on Chinese officers, Rashid additional stated that worldwide conspiracies have been being hatched towards the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying some components don’t need to see Pakistan progress.

“CPEC is the economic lifeline of Pakistan,”

The minister said that “worldwide conspiracies” have been being hatched towards CPEC, including that some components didn’t need Pakistan to progress with this challenge.

According to Rashid, the scenario in Afghanistan had additionally given additional significance to the challenge.

“It is the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to take the project forth in terms of progress,” Rashid added.

“The Pakistani nation is proud of its friendship with China,” he remarked.

The minister stated that 40 Chinese corporations working on the challenge have been being offered safety by the Pakistan Army.

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He added that the latest incidents of terrorism have been proof that some components wished to threaten the lives of Chinese residents and are available the way in which of Pakistan’s ties with the nation.

“I have assured China’s ambassador of all-out security to Chinese citizens, and Pakistani institutions are working for the cause,” he stated.

While responding to a query, Rashid stated that among the accused concerned in launching assaults on the Chinese residents had been apprehended.

Islamabad safety measures

The minister introduced that the federal government had determined to purchase “six latest drones and install 152 cameras.”

“We will also soon announce to initiate a setup along the lines of Punjab’s [Rescue] 1122 in Islamabad.”

Rashid lamented that there was no “crisis management section in Islamabad for the past 74 years.”

“The inside ministry might be launching a helpline web site in a day or two, that may deliver the IT ministry and different ministries collectively.”

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