‘Pakistan is our second home,’ says Taliban spokesman
Speaking to a Pakistani reporter in Kabul on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the Afghan Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid has said that they consider Pakistan as their second home.
“We will not allow any activity on Afghan soil which is against the interests of Pakistan,” Zabihullah told ARY News.
He further said that they had seized control of the country without anyone’s help and they were now restoring peace and normalcy in it.
Responding to a question about economic crisis sanctions from the United States and the IMF, the spokesman said: “We have not yet announced a government. It will be clear only after the government is formulated how the country’s economic system works.”
The new government would strengthen the country’s economy through agriculture and trade, and try to free all the reserves and things that have been frozen or seized, he added.
Emphasising on the future Islamic government, the spokesperson said that they desired good ties with all countries, including India.
The Taliban spokesman also opined that Pakistan and India should resolve their issues. “Both are neighbours and their interests are linked to each other,” he told the reporter.
The current situation in Afghanistan is intense and chaotic as Taliban has recently taken over Kabul amid the withdrawal of Western forces.
While the Taliban are reclaiming their regime after 20 years, the international audience keep their focus on the consequences of the takeover, concerning dramatic changes in global politics as well as the rights of the people of Afghanistan.
Taking what seems to be a “diplomatic and pragmatic” approach, the Taliban have vowed to make an inclusive government in the decades-old conflict zone as they assure their commitments to human rights and press freedom.