World / Afghan Taliban has given a big blow to Pakistan surrounded by difficulties closed Torkham border

Zoom News : Feb 20, 2023, 01:49 PM
Afghan Taliban and Pakistan Relations: These days Pakistan is surrounded by many serious problems. While the economic crisis remains a challenge for it, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continues to carry out terrorist attacks. Amidst all this, a big question for Pakistan is also the deteriorating relations with the Afghan Taliban. Since the capture of Kabul, the dispute between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan has been increasing.

Now news is coming that Afghan Taliban officials on Sunday closed one of the main trade and border crossing points with Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of reneging on its commitments. According to 'The Dawn', the Afghan Taliban commissioner of Torkham said that the border point has been closed for travel and transit trade.

Taliban commissioner in Torkham, Maulvi Mohammad Siddiqui, tweeted, "Pakistan has not followed through on its commitments and therefore the entry gate has been closed on the instructions of (our) leadership." He advised the people of Afghanistan to Avoid cross-border travel in eastern Nangarhar province.

Afghan Taliban angry with Pakistan

However, the Taliban official did not specify which commitment Islamabad allegedly violated. Some unconfirmed media reports suggested that the Taliban were angered by an unannounced ban on the travel of Afghan patients seeking treatment in Pakistan.

Tension between Pakistan and Afghan Taliban

Significantly, the relations between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban are becoming tense. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said that if the interim Afghan government does not demonstrate "will and ability" to deal with terrorist groups operating from its territory, it will not take long for terrorism to move out of Pakistan. It will take He said this while addressing the Munich Security Conference in Germany.