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PM Imran Khan says govt in talks with Pakistan Taliban to lay down weapons

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan is in converses for certain groups of the restricted Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to get them to set out their weapons.

“I think some about the Pakistani Taliban bunches really need to converse with our administration. You know, for some harmony, for some compromise,” PM Imran Khan said during a meeting to TRT World’s Ali Mustafa in Islamabad.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) speaking to TRT World journalist Ali Mustafa, in Islamabad, in interview published on October 1, 2021. — Photo courtesy TRT World

When requested to affirm whether Pakistan is really in converses with the TTP, the head explained to say that talks are continuous “with some of them”.

He said that the Afghan Taliban are “helping”, as in the discussions are occurring in Afghanistan.

The chief said that these discussions, for demobilization, assuming fruitful, will prompt the public authority “excusing” them, “and they [will] become typical residents”.

Focusing on that he expects for a type of arrangement to arise with the TTP, he said: “I don’t have faith in military arrangements. I’m against military arrangements. So I generally accept that you know, as a lawmaker, political exchange is the way forward, which I generally accepted was the situation in Afghanistan with the US.”

The chief noted he generally accepted that a non-military arrangement was the main way forward for Afghanistan — and he has emphasized it over and over on public, global gatherings.

The head’s remarks came in the setting of Afghan Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in mid-August. From that point forward, the nation stays in disturbance, with Pakistan ceaselessly encouraging the worldwide local area to help the recently shaped government in a bid to turn away a compassionate emergency, which may prompted shakiness in the district.

In the event that TTP reacts ’emphatically’, so will Pakistan

In September, addressing Geo News, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the interval Afghan government had announced a finish to the conflict, and in this way, the TTP should survey its approaches. “Our issue with TTP is that they designated guiltless, unarmed residents.”

The TTP should contemplate its future, remembering its previous activities, Qureshi had said, adding: “If the TTP reacts in a positive way, so will Pakistan.”

“However, in the event that they react adversely, we will manage them as we have previously.”

The unfamiliar clergyman had said Pakistan had over and over educated the removed Afghan president Ashraf Ghani about TTP’s essence in Afghanistan and its inclusion in psychological oppressor exercises, however his system didn’t make a move against them.

Notwithstanding, the officeholder government has given affirmations that Afghan soil would not be utilized against any nation, including Pakistan, the unfamiliar pastor had noted.

President Arif Alvi recommends pardon

Prior to the unfamiliar clergyman, President Arif Alvi said the public authority could imagine exonerating the TTP individuals who were not engaged with “crimes”, who might incapacitate themselves, and adhere to the law.

The president, during a meeting on DawnNews program “Khabar Se Khabar” broadcasted on September 11, said Afghan Taliban’s “second-or third-level initiative” had educated Pakistan that the TTP individuals could live in Afghanistan, however “they should not do any movement against Pakistan.”

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