Afghan Taliban sets up high-level commission to address Pakistan’s concerns over TTP

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

23rd Aug, 2021. 10:55 am
Afghan Taliban sets up high-level commission to address Pakistan's concerns over TTP

Taliban chief Mullah Hebatullah Akhunzada has set up a high-level commission to address Pakistan’s concerns over banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

According to the American broadcaster Voice of America, on the direction of Mullah Hebatullah, a three-member committee was recently formed on Pakistan’s concerns over the banned TTP, which has begun its task.

The Taliban commission has urged the banned TTP leaders to resolve issues with Pakistan and return with their families under a general amnesty by the Pakistani government, VOA quoted sources as saying.

Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban have not yet issued a statement in this regard.

On the other hand, Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said in a weekly briefing on Friday that the issue of the use of Afghan territory by the banned TTP for anti-Pakistan activities had been raised before the former Afghan government.

He added that he would continue to raise the issue with the next Afghan government.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told a news conference after the fall of the Afghan capital, Kabul, that Afghan territory would not be allowed to be used against any other country.

Sources said that the Afghan Commission has warned the TTP to resolve issues with Pakistan while China, Russia, Iran and Central Asian states have lodged complaints with the Afghan Taliban about the TTP.

Sources said that the Taliban spokesman has clarified that no other organization like TTP has a place in Afghanistan.

It should be noted that the United States and the United Nations have declared the TTP a global terrorist organization.

On the other hand, US President Joe Biden has expressed hope that the withdrawal from Afghanistan will be completed by August 31.

In a televised address to the White House, US President Joe Biden said withdrawal from Afghanistan will be completed by August 31 and that there would be no need to extend the deadline.

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