Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwar ul Haq Kakar has stated during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that his country will take necessary measures to end cross-border “terrorist attacks”.
The interim prime minister of the government of Pakistan has added that Islamabad condemns the cross-border attacks of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist groups from Afghanistan against Pakistan.
Kakar has emphasized that Pakistan’s first priority is to prevent and fight terrorism from within Afghanistan.
However, this senior Pakistani official has called for the support and cooperation of the Afghan Taliban to prevent ISIS-K and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan attacks on that country.
These statements come at a time when the Taliban repeatedly deny the claims of the Pakistani authorities and say that they will not allow any group to use Afghanistan soil against another country.
In the latest case, Amir Khan Muttaqi, the foreign minister of the Taliban, told Asif Durrani, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan affairs, that the two Islamic and neighboring countries should avoid making comments against each other so that the distance doesn’t increase.