Back of terrorist organisations will be broken: Fawad

Says country is in touch with states on Afghan situation

APP August 21, 2021
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry is addressing a press conference in Islamabad on July 27. PHOTO: EXPRESS


Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the back of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist organisations such as Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) would be broken if they did not receive any funds from India.

Talking to Turkish news channel TRT on Friday, he said that 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,” Fawad said.

The minister said Pakistan was in touch with all the regional countries including China, Turkey, the US and the United Kingdom.

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

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

He said Pakistan also tried that the Taliban and the Afghanistan government should also hold talks but unfortunately due to “negative attitude” of President 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 insurgents. However, he said that Pakistan was in touch with all groups in Afghanistan and the other day it hosted a delegation of Afghan Parliament here. “We are in touch with all Afghan factions and want installation of an all-inclusive dispensation in Kabul having representation of all the factions.”

Answering another query, 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.”

He said that 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 organisations at all costs.


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