Canada Global (Web News) According to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday, Pakistan will continue its efforts to have peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a terrorist organisation that has been declared illegal.
At a news conference in Islamabad, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah assured reporters that efforts would be made to bring the TTP to the discussion table.
However, he added, “the main requirement (for discussions with the TTP) is that they lay down their weapons and recognise the law and the constitution.”
According to Sanaulah, the National Security Committee meeting earlier this week, presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, resolved that there will be zero tolerance for terrorism in Pakistan.
“There is no miscommunication. Neither “good” nor “evil” terrorists exist. A terrorist is anybody who supports terrorism. They are unquestionably red, white, or black “Added he.
In light of the TTP’s revival, senior military officials promise to tackle terrorism.
According to him, 67% of terrorism attacks from January to December 2022 occurred in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, 31% in Balochistan, and the remainder in Punjab and Balochistan.
He added that it was further determined to provide training and support to anti-terrorist units from all provinces, particularly Balochistan and K-P, so they could combat terrorism more successfully.
He said that it was also planned to establish a National Counter-Terrorism Department, a coordinated organisation of the CTD at the federal level, to better coordinate counterterrorism activities amongst the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The words from the interior minister come as terrorist strikes in Pakistan are on the rise, with the TTP’s new terror campaign using its safe havens in Afghanistan as a launchpad.