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TTP should not be allowed any space in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s FO

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that the militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), being a proscribed terrorist organization, should not be allowed any space in Afghanistan.

Responding to a question at his weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Friday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistan will urge upon the future government of Afghanistan to ensure that its soil should not be used against Pakistan.

To a question, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistan believes that an inclusive political settlement is the best way forward and for that we remain engaged with all sides in Afghanistan and the international community.

The Spokesperson said that Pakistan sees a convergence amongst the international community on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and any Country working against the peace and reconciliation process and causing instability there will face international isolation.

Responding to another question, the Spokesperson said that it is unfortunate that India has played a role of spoiler in Afghanistan by investing in terrorist infrastructure in Afghanistan to be used against Pakistan.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that Pakistan has shared irrefutable evidence with the world about India’s involvement in state terrorism in Pakistan and the use of Afghan soil for this purpose.

Regarding Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan, he said that Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul is extending necessary services to the members of international community including foreign journalists.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that a Special Cell has been established in the Ministry of Interior to grant visa on arrival to foreigners.

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