UN chief urges Afghan Taliban to cease terrorist assaults in opposition to Pakistan

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UNITED NATIONS:

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday known as on the Afghan Taliban to stop terrorist organizations from attacking Pakistan or every other neighbouring nation from Afghan territory, saying the UN was in discussions with the de facto authorities on this regard.

“We consider that it is absolutely essential for the Taliban not to allow any form of terrorist activity that might have an impact in relation to Pakistan, as in relation to any other country of the region,” the UN chief mentioned in response to a query from a reporter in regards to the stepped-up cross-border terrorist assaults from the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) in opposition to Pakistan which have resulted in lots of casualties.

“There are several clear things that we believe the Taliban must deliver from the point of view of the interests of the international community and from the point of view of the interest of Afghanistan itself,” he mentioned at his year-end press convention.

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“One thing is that they must deliver in relation to inclusion in the power structures in Afghanistan,” the secretary-general mentioned, emphasizing that every one ethnic teams in Afghanistan needs to be represented.

“A second aspect is in relation to human rights and particularly women and girls’ rights, the right of women to work, the rights of girls to attend school at all levels without discrimination,” he mentioned.

“And there is another clear ask from the international community, which is for Afghanistan to stop all forms of activity of terrorist organizations from Afghanistan that represent the threat to neighboring countries, including Pakistan, and so we are actively engaged in our discussions with the Taliban de facto authorities in relation to this,” the UN chief added.