Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi Monday requested Pakistan and the banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to sit together for dialogue.
According to the details, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi is currently on a four-day visit to Pakistan to attend bilateral and trilateral dialogues. He made the remarks while speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) in Islamabad.
“It is requested that Pakistan and TTP sit together for dialogue,” the Afghan minister said while addressing the ISSI event in Islamabad.
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“We do not want any bloodshed and unrest on the land of Pakistan,” he had also maintained. Muttaqi also said that Afghanistan’s territory will not be allowed to be used against any country
د ا.ا.ا. په اړه د رسنیو د دروغجنو تبليغاتو په تړاو د متقي صاحب لطیفه یې مثال. pic.twitter.com/3CjpHh3P9g
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Ever since the TTP ended its ceasefire with Pakistan, terror attacks within the country have increased alarmingly. On November 28, 2022, two days after the TTP unilaterally ended the cease-fire with the government, its members carried out a suicide attack on policemen escorting a polio vaccination team in Quetta, killing four people and wounding more than 30.
Since then, TTP has continued to attack security forces in Pakistan. The Pakistan government’s anger has increased over the Taliban administration’s failure to reign in TTP which is behind a new wave of terror.
To counter the wave of terrorism, the government said that it will carry out a massive anti-terrorist operation across the country within the coming weeks. The National Security Committee, comprising the prime minister and the military’s top brass, agreed to re-launch the operation under a national action plan.
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Last week, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab claimed to have arrested 11 suspected terrorists associated with proscribed TTP and outlawed Al-Qaeda in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in different cities of Punjab.
Arms, a suicide jacket, and ammunition were seized from their possession. The authorities claimed the terrorist network had planned terror attacks in sensitive cities. CTD officials further said 100 suspects were arrested during combing operations last week and 76 cases were registered.