The interim Taliban administration responded on Sunday to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s remarks about attacking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts inside Afghanistan by declaring that it would not permit anyone to attack the Islamic Emirate and requesting that Pakistan share its concerns with Kabul.
When asked if Islamabad would target the TTP in Afghanistan if Kabul did not take measures to destroy them, the interior minister responded in an interview with a Pakistani news channel.
When these issues emerge, Rana remarked, “We first want Afghanistan, our Islamic brother country, to remove these hideouts and deliver these persons to us, but if that doesn’t happen, what you mentioned is feasible.”
The statement made by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah referring to TTP hideouts in Afghanistan has prompted a response from the Afghan government.
No one will be permitted to attack Afghanistan, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate. He declared that Pakistani officials should use caution when speaking with Afghanistan because Afghanistan sought cordial relations with Pakistan.
No government has the right to invade the territory of another, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, who further noted that no international law permits such assault. He advised everyone to contact the Islamic Emirate if they were having any issues. He added that the Afghan security forces might intervene.
The Afghan Defense Ministry, on the other hand, claimed in a statement that the Pakistani officials’ assertion that any issue or disagreement should be settled through negotiation was baseless and aggressive.
It should be mentioned that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah had stated in an interview that Pakistan could target TTP bases in the neighbouring country if Afghanistan did not take action against TTP bases.
According to data issued by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), an independent research firm with offices in Islamabad, the number of militant strikes rose by 44% in December 2022 compared to November 2022.