Afghanistan Overseas Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in an unique interview with Geo Information that aired on Friday, stated Kabul expects Pakistan to assist it finish the Taliban’s “brutal campaign” and produce the group again to the negotiating desk.
“We are hopeful Pakistan will help Afghanistan disrupt the Taliban’s supply and brutal campaign,” stated the Afghan minister.
When requested whether or not he thought the Afghan authorities had been betrayed by the US, the minister replied that it was the Taliban who had “deceived the whole world”.
“The Taliban did not fulfil their part of the deal and deceived the whole world,” he stated. “The Taliban are making a huge mistake. All of us have extended a hand of friendship towards them,” he added.
He stated the Afghan authorities was calling upon the Taliban to honour the Doha peace deal, including that Kabul had fulfilled its obligations of the deal when it got here to the prisoners trade and guaranteeing overseas troops depart the nation.
Al-Qaeda, Daesh and different components combating alongside Taliban
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al Qaeda have joined forces with different terrorist components and are combating alongside the Taliban towards the federal government of Afghanistan, stated Atmer.
“We are monitoring links between the TTP, Taliban and Al Qaeda on a daily basis,” stated Atmer. “These ties certainly exist.”
The Afghan overseas minister stated these ‘components’ had been combating towards the “government and people of Afghanistan” alongside the Taliban in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Faryab and different provinces of the war-torn nation.
Talking concerning the militants, Atmar stated the Afghan authorities has divided these teams of overseas fighters into three classes.
“The first among them are the [militant groups] that are fighting for a global agenda, such as Al Qaeda and Daesh,” he stated. “Al Qaeda and Daesh militants have been present in the region where Pakistan and Afghanistan are situated,” he added.
Atmer stated his authorities was conscious of the places in Pakistan and Afghanistan the place Al Qaeda members had been killed and arrested.
“Then, we have regional players,” the Afghan minister stated. “The TTP, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, ITIM, the Ansarullah and Jundullah are also fighting with them [Taliban],” he added.
“The entire region, not Afghanistan alone, is at threat from these groups,” he pressured. “Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, India, Russia and the Middle East are in danger from these groups,” he stated.
Atmer stated the federal government of Afghanistan spoke about regional cooperation as “there are no good or bad terrorists and they all are the same”.
“Peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban will ensure these elements do not find a safe haven in Afghanistan,” he added.