Mujahid reiterates Islamic Emirate’s resolve against cross-border terrorism

KABUL (SW) – Zabihullah Mujahid, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan spokesman, has once again rejected allegations about the TTP presence and reiterated Kabul’s resolve agaisnt cross-border terrorism.

The interim government of Pakistan claims that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is present in Afghanistan and enjoys the full support of the Islamic Emirate, but the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate has rejected it many times.

In the latest case of such statements by Pakistani officials, on Monday, Jaan Achakzai, the Minister of Information of the Balochistan province of this country, claimed in a press conference that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is present in Afghanistan and has been equipped by the Islamic Emirate.

In this regard, he said: “Arms are given to the TTP, the commanders of the Islamic Emirate cooperate with them. Earlier, the US Congress also reported that the remaining weapons and equipment in Afghanistan have reached the hands of the TTP through the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and our intelligence confirms this.”

A day before these statements, Anwar Haq Kakar, the Prime Minister of the interim government of Pakistan, in an interview that was broadcasted on Sunday, on Pakistan’s Geo News TV, once again expressed concern about the presence of TTP members in Afghanistan.

However, the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate calls these statements false and emphasizes that there is no person in Afghanistan who threatens the security of other countries.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate, told Salam Watandar about this: “Afghanistan does not want to create a threat to any country; especially Pakistan, which is our neighbor. We don’t want them to suffer from us, but they should not attribute their internal problems to us. There is no threat to them [Pakistan] from inside Afghanistan.”

In the past two years, verbal tensions between the Islamic Emirate and Pakistan have continued over the TTP issue. It has also resulted in the forced expulsion of Afghan immigrants from Pakistan and the imposition of pressure and restrictions on Afghan businessmen.

Mohammad Baqer Mohseni, an expert on international relations, says that with the continuation of verbal tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in addition to the negative consequences on bilateral relations, it will also harm the position of the two countries at the international level.

He adds: “These verbal tensions will further damage the reputation of the two countries in the international arena. Both Afghanistan and Pakistan are affected by it. Therefore, the government of Pakistan and the Islamic Emirate should solve these problems through dialogue.”