Publish dateSaturday 27 August 2022 - 15:17
Story Code : 257699
Tension in Pakistan/General Bajwa: The army is ready to confront the Tehreek-e-Taliban
During a program at the General Staff of the Pakistan Army, the Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army announced the readiness of the army to confront the Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistani Taliban).
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army, said that the country's army is considering taking a tougher position against the Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistani Taliban).
According to Pakistan's domestic media, General Bajwa, the commander of the Pakistan Army, said at the 250th Corps Commanders' Conference, which is a monthly program at the country's general headquarters, that "organizations to maintain operational readiness and efforts to counter terrorism, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan should continue."
Currently, the two sides observe a three-month ceasefire, and the representatives of the Pakistani government and the Taliban are still conducting peace talks with the mediation of the Islamic Emirate government.
The Pakistani newspaper "Dan" wrote that General Bajwa's statements regarding the continuation of operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were made against the backdrop of increasing public dissatisfaction with the return of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan fighters.
The review of the security situation and relief operations for the flood victims in this country by the army was at the top of the agenda of this meeting, but the press release of the army also mentioned the anti-terrorist operations in these areas.
This is despite the fact that Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, had announced that if their talks with the Pakistani government fail, they will continue their attacks against Pakistan's security forces.
He said that there has been no significant progress in the talks yet.
In the latest phase, earlier this month, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan fighters clashed with Pakistani forces in Mata area of ​​Swat.
Also, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has blamed the country's security forces for killing two of its fighters in North Waziristan.
In a statement earlier this week, the group warned the Pakistani government that its patience had run out and that it would attack military personnel in these areas if the talks ended without results.
But; In the announcement of the Pakistan Army, it is said that General Bajwa simultaneously emphasized on the continuation of the peace talks that are going on in Afghanistan.
According to the data of Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, last year Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan carried out 95 attacks in this country, which resulted in 140 deaths.
Pakistani officials and experts have said that with the seizure of power by the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has also increased its activities.
Meanwhile, the negotiations between the government of Pakistan and the Tehreek-e-Taliban of this country started with the mediation of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Acting Minister of Interior of the Taliban government in Kabul and it is said that it is still going on.
The leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan says that their main demand is to cancel the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The government of Pakistan merged the two regions in 2008.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was founded at the end of 2007 by Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan.
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