Even as attacks continue, Pakistan is in talks with Taliban terrorists.
Pakistan’s government is in talks with elements of the Pakistani Taliban, a militant group responsible for terrorist strikes in Pakistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made the revelation in an interview with Turkish news network TRT World Now on Friday. He said that the government was in talks with some of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TPP, organizations.
Khan provided scant specifics about the talks. When asked if he wants the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan to surrender, Khan stated he wants “some reconciliation” that includes them laying down their arms. They will be forgiven and permitted to become “regular citizens” after that, he claimed.
He stated, “I do not believe in military solutions.” “I am opposed to military solutions. So, as a politician, I’ve always felt that political discourse is the way forward, which I’ve always believed was the case in Afghanistan.”
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan is described as one of the country’s “deadliest extremist organizations” by the United States Institute for Peace, a think tank sponsored by the US government. It is responsible for assaults such as the one that killed 150 people in Peshawar in 2014. According to the institution, the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan could resurrect the Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan.
Pakistani government officials have long been suspected of discreetly supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Pakistani military, on the other hand, has been at odds with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. According to the Royal United Services Institute, a U.K. military think group, the organization committed out 120 strikes amid a revival in 2020.
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan issued a statement following Kahn’s interview, rejecting internal differences and calling on its fighters to carry out assaults, according to The New York Times. On Friday, the group claimed credit for an attack on a Pakistani military convoy.
The negotiations with the militants, who have advocated for Islamic law, will take place only “within the constraints of Pakistan’s law and Constitution,” according to an unnamed senior Pakistani security officer who spoke to the New York Times.
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