Afghanistan agree to push Pak Taliban out of its soil

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, November 17, 2014

Afghanistan has agreed to target militants attacking Pakistan from alleged sanctuaries on its soil, in a significant move which suggests a thaw in their frayed ties and anti-terror cooperation between them.

Pakistan had demanded Afghanistan several times through official and unofficial channels to uproot the chief of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mullah Fazlullah, hiding with dozens of supporters in Kunar province.

The assurance came from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during his talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif in his just-concluded maiden trip to Pakistan, officials familiar with the development told  the media.

Afghanistan’s approach since the new government took over in September this year.

Officials said that the Afghanistan president has welcomed Pakistan to push against all the militant activity and that his administration would not allow any militant group to take refuge on their soil.

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