Afghan Taliban ‘warn TTP’ against attacks in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Taliban government has strictly warned the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leadership against using Afghan soil for attacks inside Pakistan and noted that such acts have weakened the relations between the two peoples, said a member of the delegation that recently visited Kabul.

A delegation led by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Sami) head, Maulana Hamid-ul-Haq, went to Kabul. Hamid is the son of the late Maulana Sami-ul-Haq from whose madrassa, Dar-ul-Uloom Haqqania, several Taliban leaders had graduated. The visit was coordinated by Asrar Madani, the head of the International Research Council for Religious Affairs, an organisation that studies the Islamic Movement. This was the second high-profile visit after Maulana Fazlur Rehman who went there in January.

Taliban leaders told the visiting delegates that some four weeks ago, a meeting was called in which TTP leaders like Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and others were also in attendance. Mulla Muhammad Hassan, the prime minister and some of his ministers represented the Afghan government. In the meeting, the TTP leadership was told in unequivocal terms that the attacks inside Pakistan have weakened their relations with the people and the government of Pakistan.