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Terrorism threat persists in Afghanistan after US withdrawal: Pakistani ambassador warns

Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, emphasized that despite the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, the threat of terrorism still exists in the country.

According to a report by Radio Pakistan on Monday,  Khan said that both the United States and Pakistan are responsible for directing Afghanistan towards stability.

He highlighted the collaboration between the United States and Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, though further details of this cooperation remain unspecified.

The Pakistani Ambassador said that regional security depends on Afghanistan’s stability. In the past two years, the United States and Pakistan have successfully maintained bilateral cooperation in the security domain.

Referring to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacks in Pakistan, Masood Khan added that over 1,500 citizens of his country have been killed with the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, said in his recent interview with a local media outlet that the situation has worsened with the rise of the Taliban caretaker government in Afghanistan.

Kakar added that Pakistan had hoped to see a “peaceful and improved” Afghanistan after establishing the Taliban government, but the situation has deteriorated.

According to the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, the remaining NATO weapons in Afghanistan are now being used in attacks against Pakistan.

Meanwhile, despite efforts by the interim administration of Afghanistan over the past two years to broker a ceasefire between Pakistani government officials and Pakistani Taliban insurgents, these efforts have not yielded the desired outcome.