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TTP stands paralyzed without India’s backing: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain highlighted India's role as a spoiler in the region by investing in terrorist infrastructure. Outfits like TTP and BLA cannot function if funding from India recedes.

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said the back of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist organizations like Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) would be broken if they did not receive any funds from India.

Talking to Turkish news channel TRT, he said Pakistan wanted that the government in Afghanistan should be inclusive having representation of all groups.

“We believe that the people of Afghanistan have the right to make decisions inside Afghanistan but the regional countries can play their role in enabling stability in the war-torn country.”

He said Pakistan was in touch with all the regional countries including China, Turkey, United States of America and United Kingdom.

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Countries of the region could play their role for peace and stability in Afghanistan, he said adding Prime Minister Imran Khan had called leaders of all the world powers and trying to come up with the strategy that decision making was not done in isolation, it should be collective and take the situation inside Afghanistan towards stability.

Pakistan tried to create a positive environment and persuaded the Taliban and the United States to negotiate, the minister said.

He said Pakistan also tried that Taliban and Kabul government should also hold talks but unfortunately due to negative attitude of Ashraf Ghani the opportunity was wasted.

To a question, he said Pakistan did not control the Taliban and it did not have decision making powers with the Taliban. However he said Pakistan was in touch with all groups in Afghanistan and yesterday it hosted a delegation of Afghan Parliament here. “We are in touch with all Afghan factions and want installation of all inclusive dispensation in Kabul having representation of all the factions.”

Answering another question, the minister said the statement by the spokesman of the Afghan Taliban that the territory of Afghanistan would not be allowed to be used against any other country was extremely welcome.

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He said Pakistan’s basic condition was that the territory of Afghanistan should not be allowed to be used against any other country and Afghanistan would not be allowed to become a hub of international terrorist organizations at all costs.

Courtesy: APP

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