ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inside Sheikh Rasheed Tuesday expressed the hope that the Taliban won’t enable using Afghan soil towards Pakistan after taking management of the nation.
Responding on Geo Pakistan to experiences of the discharge of key TTP commanders from jails in Afghanistan, Sheikh Rasheed mentioned that Pakistan has taken the Afghan Taliban on board over the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) concern.
Maulana Faqir Mohammad, the previous deputy chief of the TTP, was additionally launched because the Taliban took maintain of the capital on Sunday.
The inside minister mentioned, “the outlawed TTP and Daesh militants are current within the mountainous ranges of Nooristan and Nighar.”
“We have now taken the Taliban on-board over the TTP concern and advised them that Pakistan won’t enable its soil for use towards Afghanistan and it hopes Afghanistan will not enable its soil for use towards Pakistan.”
When pressed additional, the minister mentioned he could not speak in confidence to the media what Pakistan has mentioned with the Taliban.
“Beforehand, Pakistan was supporting the US as a consequence of which the TTP and the Taliban had been on the identical web page. That’s not the case now,” he famous.
No refugee disaster
Responding to a different query, the inside minister mentioned Pakistan was not going through any refugee disaster or “load” on its border with Afghanistan, given the unstable scenario in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan has accomplished 97-98% of the fencing across the Afghan border,” mentioned Rasheed, including that the border has been fenced even round essentially the most hostile of terrains. “Our troops are manning the safety check-posts alongside the border as effectively.”
The minister mentioned that previously, many of the migrants who slipped by means of the border to Pakistan had been the Taliban or others who had been annoyed with the Northern Alliance. He mentioned that isn’t the case now.
Particular visa cell
Rasheed mentioned a particular cell had been fashioned within the inside ministry which was functioning 24 hours, issuing visas on an emergency foundation for worldwide diplomats and journalists who’re stranded in Afghanistan.
He mentioned beforehand, granting a visa took a course of of 4 months as authorities needed to conduct a background verify with numerous safety companies.
“Now all [security agencies] are sitting on one desk,” he mentioned, including that the method of granting a visa was a lot quicker now.
The minister mentioned Pakistan is conducting common import and export commerce alongside the Spin Boldak-Chaman border, including that thus far “the whole lot is sweet”.
“We’re ready for each eventuality,” he mentioned, nonetheless.
The inside minister mentioned he would maintain an necessary press convention tomorrow (Wednesday) to temporary the nation concerning the authorities’s border administration plan.