Pakistan says Taliban has international responsibility to prevent threats against Pakistan

The spokesperson of the Pakistan foreign ministry, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, has said that it is the Taliban’s international responsibility to take action against those individuals and entities that threaten Pakistan.

Baloch made the remarks during a press briefing on Friday, in which she also expressed hope that the Taliban would fulfill their commitment to prevent threats against Pakistan.

“It is their responsibility, their international responsibility, their bilateral responsibility, and their trilateral responsibility as they have committed in the trilateral between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China,” she said.

Last month, the Pakistan Interim Foreign Minister, Jalil Abbas Jailani, disclosed that the Taliban has arrested a number of suspected terrorists in connection with attacks in Pakistan.

Jailani said that the Taliban has informed Pakistani authorities about the arrests of some perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

Terrorist attacks have surged across Pakistan in recent years, targeting Pakistani security forces and civilians. Pakistan has blamed the Taliban for the escalating terror-related insecurity in Pakistan, mainly for harboring the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Pakistan’s military leadership and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif have both raised concerns over the availability of “safe havens” and “liberty of action” available to militants in Afghanistan. They have said that there is also involvement of Afghan citizens in terror attacks in Pakistan.

However, the Taliban has consistently denied Pakistan’s claims that Afghanistan is used as a base for cross-border militant attacks, saying that Pakistan should find a solution to tackle terror threats on its own.