Afghan Taliban leader hopes Shehbaz’s election as PM will cement bilateral ties – World

Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan, head of Afghanistan’s Taliban government, said in a statement Friday that he hoped to revitalize relations between the two countries if Shebaz Sharif was elected as Pakistan’s prime minister.

Mullah Hasan’s message comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries over a surge in attacks against Pakistani forces that Pakistan claims are being carried out by the illegal Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) inside Afghanistan.

Hasan, Chairman of the Taliban Parliament, said: “On behalf of the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, I sincerely congratulate you on your appointment as the 23rd Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. said the ministers.

“Your appointment as Prime Minister is a wonderful and valuable step,” he said. “

“On behalf of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan, I promise that the wonderful and inclusive relationship between the two brothers and their Islamic neighbors will be further strengthened and strengthened.”

The Taliban leader wishes his brothers in Pakistan prosperity and well-being.

The foreign ministry said on Sunday that incidents along the Pakistan-Afghan border have increased significantly over the past few days, when Pakistani security forces have been targeted from across the border.

A spokesperson for the FO said Pakistan has repeatedly asked the Afghan government to secure the Pak-Afghan border over the past few months, and said terrorists are using Afghan land without punishment to conduct activities within Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the Taliban have said they want to resolve tensions with Pakistan through dialogue.

In a comment posted to Afghanistan’s state news agency, the Taliban said, “The Islamic emirate of Afghanistan will not allow any other country, particularly its neighbors, to use Afghanistan’s territory.” Bakhtar Following Pakistan’s latest statement that terrorists are using Afghanistan territory against Pakistan.

“Because the focus of the foreign policy of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is neutrality and non-interference in the affairs of others, IEA leaders have reiterated that no one will be allowed to use Afghanistan territory against another country, especially its neighbors. “He said.

Regarding Islamabad’s position that the TTP militants hid in Afghanistan and carried out terrorist attacks on Pakistan from time to time, the Taliban commentary said, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has rejected Pakistan’s claims and repeatedly urged Pakistan to resolve the problem and misunderstanding. We will strengthen regional security through constructive dialogue.”

“The dilemma between the TTP and the Pakistani government is an internal issue, but the IEA wants a healthy solution that benefits both the region and the Pakistani people,” he added.