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Terror attacks in Pakistan up since Taliban took over in Afghanistan: Report


KABUL: Terrorist attack in Pakistan has increased by 51 percent since Taliban took over Afghanistan last August, Khaama Press of Afghanistan said in a report.
It added that the increase in terrorist incidents shows the decades-long Afghanistan policy of Pakistan, which in the past Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the government that lent its support when in power, failed.
As reported by Khaama Press, the Afghan Taliban is challenging Pakistan by releasing the Tehrik-e Pakistani Taliban (TTP) towards Pakistan. The head of PTI and then the Prime Minister of the country announced that the Taliban had broken “the shackles of slavery”. Many other Pakistanis also celebrated at the time, but regret their statements today, the report said, adding that the Taliban’s consolidation of power in Afghanistan has led to terrorist attack in neighboring Pakistan.
According to the Khaama Press Report, General Faiz Hameed, then the director general of the Interagency Intelligence Service (ISI), rose above the then Army Commander-in-Chief Qamar Bajwa and flew to Kabul in the middle of the year. 2021 to support Taliban efforts against Panjshir fighters in Northern Afghanistan.
This was also the time when many TTP leaders were freed by Pakistan, the report said, adding that Lieutenant General Hameed visited Kabul again this year to convince the Afghan Taliban to broker a peace deal with TTP.
However, the peace treaty reached was later annulled as of November 28 this year.
Immediately after the new Army Chief of Staff, General Asim Munir, assumed the assignment, he met with senior generals at army headquarters in Rawalpindi, the report noted, adding that the launch A military operation against the TTP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern Balochistan was decisive there.
This was followed by an attack on the Pakistani embassy in Kabul in early December.
On December 11, the Taliban shelled Pakistan’s border area, killing seven civilians. Pakistan in retaliation killed a Taliban fighter while wounding 10 Afghan locals.
Furthermore, on 15 December, the two sides exchanged artillery fire which left at least one Pakistani civilian dead and 15 others injured.
In the current regime, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, while visiting many countries, did not visit the Afghan capital. Instead, he sent Deputy Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to Cape Town. She was the first female minister to try to negotiate with the Taliban Defense Minister Mullah YaqoobKhaama Press claimed, however, adding that Yaqoob had refused to meet her.
The report also said that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul in July 2022 by a US drone pushed already strained relations between the Afghans and Pakistanis to a stalemate. new low. The Taliban blamed Islamabad for al-Zawahiri’s death, which is not wrong as Pakistan allowed the US to use its airspace to launch the attack.

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