Taliban Asks India, Pak To Sit & Resolve All Outstanding Issues

Taliban spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid

Srinagar: Asserting that Pakistan is like their 'second home' and Afghanistan’s soil won’t be allowed to be used against any other country, the Taliban on Thursday asked India to have a positive attitude towards Kashmir.

“The Taliban won’t allow Afghanistan’s soil to be used against any other country. Pakistan and India should sit together to resolve all their outstanding issues because both are neighbours and their interests are linked to each other,” Taliban spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid, said in an interview with Islamabad based ARY News channel.

“It’s extremely important for India to have a positive attitude towards the disputed territory of Kashmir. We have said before that we won’t allow our soil to be used against any other country. Our policy is clear in this regard. The Daesh has no presence in Afghanistan,” he added.

Giving a clean chit to Pakistan, the Taliban spokesperson said that the neighboring Muslim country has no involvement in the political affairs of Afghanistan.

He also assured that Taliban will not allow any of their fighters to lead any attack on Pakistan or any other country.

The Taliban spokesperson also accused India of spreading false propaganda and said that the Modi-led regime in New Delhi should devise its policy as per the interests of Afghan people.

“We desire good ties with all countries, including India, which is an important part of the region. India needs to refrain from spreading false propaganda against the Taliban,” he said.

Speaking about the future of the war-torn country, Mujahid said that the incoming Taliban government would restore the banking, tax collection system and strengthen the country’s economy through agriculture and trade, and try to free all the reserves and things that have been frozen or seized.

“We want a government in Afghanistan that is strong, based on Islam and which all Afghans are part of. We are working on it and wait until we succeed in forming a strong and stable government,” he said.

“The Taliban would provide women all the rights based on Islam. We are trying to create an environment conducive to women’s education, work and employment,” he added.

Once Afghanistan is completely revived back to normalcy, the basic fundamental rights of our people will be restored back to them. We have not yet announced a government. It will be clear only after the government has formulated how the country’s economic system works given the IMF and US sanctions.

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