The Taliban administration in Kabul also confirmed that a delegation led by General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) chief Abdullah Ghaznavi had come to Islamabad to discuss the threat posed to the TTP and Pakistan, the Express Tribune quoted sources as saying.
An Afghan Taliban delegation, including intelligence and security officials, recently paid a secret visit to the country with an aim to allay Pakistan’s apprehensions about the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The news in this regard has come in the media on Tuesday. The Taliban administration in Kabul also confirmed that a delegation led by General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) chief Abdullah Ghaznavi had come to Islamabad to discuss the threat posed to the TTP and Pakistan, the Express Tribune quoted sources as saying.
Significantly, a high-level delegation led by Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif had gone to Kabul last month and the same issues were discussed during that time as well. However, Pakistan’s delegation was dissatisfied with those steps and demanded concrete action. Pakistan presented its case to the Afghan Taliban along with other evidence including the whereabouts of TTP leaders.
According to the paper, during the visit to Islamabad, the Afghan delegation met with relevant officials and discussed the security situation and the future of TTP and its affiliates. Quoting sources in Kabul with knowledge of the matter, the newspaper wrote that a total of 10-member delegation, including members of the Taliban’s intelligence department, had arrived in Islamabad last week. Sources said GDI officer Mohammad Wardak helped the delegation.
The delegation had come from Kabul to convey that Pakistan’s concerns would be addressed. Both sides are silent about the yatra. Sources in Islamabad say that keeping in view the sensitivity of the issue, both sides have decided to discuss it away from the eyes of the media. Sources in Kabul said the two sides had made some progress on various issues, but did not reserve the right to make statements to the media. TTP has become a noose around the neck of Pakistan and Afghan Taliban.
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