The Taliban administration in Kabul also confirmed that a delegation led by the head of the General Intelligence Directorate (GDI), Abdullah Ghaznavi, had come to Islamabad to discuss the threat it poses to the TTP and Pakistan, sources cited by the Express Tribune said.
An Afghan Taliban delegation, including intelligence and security officials, recently paid a secret visit to the country with the aim of allaying Pakistani fears over the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The news in this regard reached the media on Tuesday. The Taliban administration in Kabul also confirmed that a delegation led by the head of the General Intelligence Directorate (GDI), Abdullah Ghaznavi, had come to Islamabad to discuss the threat it poses to the TTP and Pakistan, sources quoted by the Express Tribune said.
Significantly, a high-level delegation headed by Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif had gone to Kabul last month and the same issues were also discussed during that time. However, the Pakistani delegation was not satisfied with those steps and demanded concrete action. Pakistan presented its case to the Afghan Taliban along with other evidence, including the whereabouts of the TTP leaders.
According to the newspaper, 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. Citing sources in Kabul with knowledge of the matter, the newspaper wrote that a total of 10 members of the delegation, including members of the Taliban’s intelligence department, had arrived in Islamabad last week. The sources said that GDI official Mohammad Wardak assisted the delegation.
The delegation had come from Kabul to convey that Pakistan’s concerns would be addressed. Both sides are silent on the yatra. Sources in Islamabad say that considering 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 comment to the media. TTP has become a noose around the neck of Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban.
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