Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has revealed that his government is in talks with the banned terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for a “reconciliation” with the help of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a banned terrorist organization based on the Afghan–Pakistan border.
There were reports that the Afghan Taliban had freed some dreaded TTP militants, including Maulvi Fakir Mohammad, after taking over Afghanistan in August.
Pakistan’s Dawn News on Friday reported that in an interview to the Turkish government-owned TRT World news channel, Imran Khan said that there are various terrorist groups that make up the TTP and some of them want to talk to the Pakistan government for peace. Huh.
“So, we are in talks with them. It is a conciliation process,” Imran Khan said.
Asked if the government was asking terrorists to lay down their arms, Imran Khan said, “Yes, we forgive them and they become ordinary citizens.”
Asked why the TTP was attacking Pakistan’s security forces during talks with the government, he said it was just a “series of attacks”.
Imran Khan said, “We cannot reach any conclusion or agreement in the end, but we are talking.”
Responding to another question whether the Afghan Taliban was acting as a mediator between the TTP and Pakistan, Imran Khan said: “Since the talks were taking place in Afghanistan, so in that sense, yes.”
The Taliban captured almost all major towns and cities in Afghanistan in August, in the backdrop of a US military withdrawal that began on May 1.
On August 15, the capital Kabul was captured by terrorists. The Taliban claimed victory over opposition forces in the last holdout province of Panjshir on 6 September, completing their occupation of Afghanistan three weeks after the capture of Kabul.
The Taliban have made a hardline interim arrangement for a 33-member so-called “cabinet” that has no women and includes several UN-designated terrorists. The Taliban last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
Earlier in September, President Arif Alvi suggested that the Pakistani government might consider granting amnesty to TTP terrorists who were not involved in “criminal activities” and who laid down their arms and tried to abide by the Pakistani constitution. agreed to.