A group of Pakistani Taliban fighters

Taliban rejects Pakistan’s terror links “allegations”

The Taliban’s longtime spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, responded to Pakistan’s allegations about Afghanistan being used against Pakistan.

In a tweet on Thursday, Mujahid said that the Taliban does not allow anyone to use Afghanistan against another country. He added that if Pakistan has any concerns, it should share them with the Taliban face-to-face.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, asserted that the citizens of Afghanistan have been involved in causing insecurity in Pakistan. She stated that Islamabad has shared evidence of individuals crossing into Pakistan, claiming to be “medical attendants” but later engaging in terrorist activities.

On Wednesday, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the involvement of three Afghan citizens in an attack on the Pakistan Army’s Zhob Garrison in Northern Balochistan on July 13, which resulted in the death of 12 Pakistani soldiers.

Furthermore, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called on the Taliban to take action against militants sheltered in Afghanistan and urged them to honor their counter-terrorism commitment under the Doha Agreement with the international community.

“We will act under international law to defend ourselves. If the Afghan authorities don’t act, then action inside can be one of the options but not the first option,” Zardari stressed.