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Pakistan will not have any threat from Afghanistan; Zabihullah Mujahid assures

Zabihullah Mujahid assured Pakistan that there will be no threat from Afghanistan as the regime is concerned with rebuilding the war-torn country. He appreciates Pakistan's determination to ensure lasting peace in the country and desires to enhance Afghanistan's ties with China.

Taliban spokesperson, on Friday assured that there will be no threat from Afghanistan to the neighboring countries especially Pakistan with whom the country shares its border. Zabihullah Mujahid assured that the political settlement in Afghanistan under Taliban regime is conducive for regional peace and Afghanistan’s development at large.

Pakistan can rest assured it will “not have any threat from Afghanistan”, he said.

Rebuilding efforts will circumvent threat from Afghanistan

Speaking online at an international conference hosted by the Pak-Afghan Youth Forum titled “Rebuilding Afghanistan Together”, at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad, Mujahid said Afghanistan hopes Pakistan’s help to the Afghan nation will continue “in terms of its peace efforts and increasing the bilateral trade and commerce”, according to a statement issued after the event.

Also, he said that under the prospect of rebuilding the war-torn social, economic and political fabric of Afghanistan, threat from Afghanistan will diminish. He assured Pakistan that Afghan soil will not be used as a launching pad for terrorism against a country that is determined to ensure lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Mujahid said that Afghanistan “appreciates the longstanding contributions of Pakistan towards the Afghan people”.

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Enhancing China-Afghan relations

He said that the extension of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking it with Afghanistan, “is very important”. In an interview published in Italian publication La Repubblica on Thursday, Mujahid lay great emphasis on Afghanistan’s relations with China.

He said that the economic future of Afghanistan rests chiefly in the hands of China as it has agreed to help rebuild the war-torn country.

Mujahid was quoted as saying: “China is our most important partner and represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity for us, because it is ready to invest and rebuild our country.”

As the focus of Taliban 2.0 regime is on rebuilding Afghanistan, the people of the region and Pakistan can be rest assured that there will be threat from Afghanistan, highlighted Mujahid during the conference.

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