On Friday, the Foreign Office expressed disappointment with the Afghan Taliban’s response to Islamabad’s demands for action against terrorist groups, specifically the Afghanistan-based Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
During a weekly media briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch highlighted Pakistan’s increasing concerns regarding the presence and activities of these terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
Ms Baloch stated: “Concerning the terrorist groups, which have sanctuaries and hideouts in Afghanistan, Pakistan has serious concerns about their continued presence as these individuals and entities continue to attack Pakistan and cause loss of life inside Pakistan.”
Previously, Pakistani authorities have also claimed that recent attacks in Pakistan are being planned on Afghanistan’s soil, and they have urged the Kabul administration to combat them vigorously.
Meanwhile, there has been no response from Taliban officials regarding Zahra Baloch’s statements.
On the other hand, the officials from the Taliban administration have consistently denied involvement in the spread of insecurity in Pakistan, emphasizing that Afghan soil will not be used against any country.
Pakistan has identified the expansion of insecurity as one of the reasons for the forced expulsion of Afghan migrants from the country. It has emphasized its commitment to deporting all “illegal” Afghan migrants from Pakistan.