Taliban interim government vows to not let Afghan soil be used by Pak Taliban and Baloch nationalists

Updated: few hours ago

Islamabad, Oct 22 (PTI) The Taliban leadership in Afghanistan has vowed to not let its soil be used by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) to carry out terror operations in neighbouring Pakistan, according to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Qureshi and Pakistani spy agency ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday to meet the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, including Interim Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, underlining Islamabad's want for lasting peace and stability in the war-torn country.

During wide-ranging discussions, Akhund assured Qureshi that the TTP and the BLA would not be allowed to carry out terror operations from Afghan soil, Qureshi said. Both groups are listed as banned militant outfits in Pakistan.