Host of Kabul Talks Between Pakistani Government and TTP
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said the talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistani government were hosted by Kabul.
Mr. Mujahid wrote on his Twitter page that the talks were mediated by the Islamic Emirate and that the two sides had reached a short-term ceasefire.
Earlier, there were reports of a Pakistani government delegation led by Faiz Hamed, former ISI chief and current commander of the Pakistan Army Corps in Peshawar, to Kabul for talks with the (TTP) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Zabihullah Mujahid said: “Negotiations between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistani government have been mediated by the Islamic Emirate in Kabul. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is working in good faith to ensure that the series of negotiations proceeds successfully and calls on both sides to be flexible.”
Although the exact time of the negotiations has not been announced yet, it is reported that the Pakistani delegation has been in Kabul since last week.
Tariq Farhadi, a political analyst, told Tolo News: “TTP is a group that came to Afghanistan from Pakistan itself. If the Pakistanis resolve the issue themselves through the ongoing and facilitated talks in Kabul, we, the people, will get rid of a major controversy.”
Javed Sangal a world relations expert said: I think the Pakistanis have several goals in such meetings “First of all, they want to prove to the world that Afghanistan could be a threat to Pakistan.”
The negotiations are being hosted by the Islamic Emirate, while the Pakistan government has previously accused Kabul of harboring Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) fighters. The Pakistani military has repeatedly said that insurgents entered Afghanistan from Afghanistan and launched attacks, but Kabul has consistently denied the allegations.