KABUL: The Islamic Emirate has mediated negotiations between the Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistani government, a spokesman said. Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid on Twitter said that good progressions were made and a short-term ceasefire has been made between the two sides.
“Talks were held in Kabul between the government of Pakistan and the Taliban Movement of Pakistan with the mediation of the Islamic Emirate,” Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.
“In addition to making significant progress on related issues during the talks, a temporary ceasefire was also agreed upon. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strives for the goodwill of the negotiating process and wishes both sides tolerance and flexibility,” he added
Earlier, there were reports suggesting that Pakistan’s head of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Faiz Hameed and a top military official of Pakistan were visiting Kabul for talks with Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
However, the exact avenue of the negotiations is not clarified but some unconfirmed reports indicated that a delegation from Pakistan has been present in Kabul since last week. “The TTP is a group which came to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
If the ongoing negotiations in Kabul succeed in finding a solution for the dispute between the Pakistani (parties), we will be out of a major dispute,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“I think the Pakistanis have many goals in such meetings. First, they want to show the world that Afghanistan could be a threat to Pakistan,” said Javid Sangdel, an international relations analyst.
Earlier, the Pakistani military bombarded some areas in the southeaster province of Khost and eastern province of Kunar, claiming it was targeting the militants threatening its soil from Afghanistan.
The airstrikes inflicted casualties on civilians including children.The attacks has also faced reactions on national and international level.