We don’t want to be part of rivalry between India, Pakistan: Taliban spokesperson | Exclusive – Part III

File photograph of Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen | Photo Credits: Dimitar Dilkoff through AFP

Claims that the Taliban is having fun with Pakistan’s help are baseless, Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Suhail Shaheen advised India Today from Doha in Qatar. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen is a member of the negotiations workforce and the Taliban’s spokesperson for worldwide media.

In an unique interview with India Today, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen additionally stated that the Taliban doesn’t want to be part of the rivalry between India and Pakistan.

The Taliban spokesperson cited the Doha settlement to say that the Taliban is not going to enable Afghan soil to be used towards every other nation.

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We are “cooperating with the United Nations” and ICRC for the remedy of injured Taliban fighters, added Mohammad Suhail Shaheen.

Here are excerpts from the interview:

Question: Could the Taliban have been as robust as it’s at the moment had it not been for the state help that it acquired from Pakistan?

Answer: It is the narrative of Kabul. They aren’t ready to face us on the bottom so they’re making such claims.

Pakistan is our neighbouring nation. Our hundreds of thousands of refugees live in Pakistan. It just isn’t true that they’ve fought 44-54 nations on the earth and the US for the final 20 years.

It was not doable for Pakistan to struggle them and to defeat them. It was the individuals of Afghanistan from all walks of life, from all provinces – from the north, from the south, from the east, from the west – who rose towards the occupation and fought them.

Involving Pakistan on this conflict is a mere allegation.

Question: Where do you see Pakistan’s function within the peace course of? On the one hand, we discuss transferring ahead however on the opposite, there are experiences of help and funding from Pakistan and that Taliban’s wounded are being taken to Pakistani hospitals.

Answer: I’ve been doing jihad for the final 40 years right here. So, many of these allegations are made in India. They haven’t any foundation. We don’t want to be a part of rivalries between you [India] and Pakistan. We are the liberation drive; we’re the individuals of Afghanistan. We had been preventing towards the occupation.

It is our respectable proper to have a free nation, an unbiased nation, as you [India] have. Your individuals [Indians] struggled towards the British Raj and we’ve the identical rights and the identical purpose.

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Those different allegations [injured Taliban troopers being handled in Pakistan) aren’t right. We have lots of of clinics in our administration areas. We are cooperating with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), working emergency hospitals; we’re cooperating with the United Nations. They are serving to us with the remedy of our injured individuals.

These allegations are extra politically motivated slightly than primarily based on floor realities.

Question: Reports have emerged suggesting that loads of terror organizations – Lashkar-e-Taiba, ISIS/Daesh, Al-Qaeda – are all concerned and preventing alongside the Taliban and that Pakistan is preventing a proxy conflict by extending help to the Taliban.

Answer: This is Kabul administration’s propaganda. When they talk about Daesh (IS/ISIS), round 2,000 of them surrendered to the Kabul administration. They are actually in Kabul, not right here.

About others, they aren’t in Afghanistan as a result of we made a dedication on the idea of the Doha settlement that we are going to not enable any particular person, any entity to use the soil of Afghanistan towards any nation of the world.

We know it is crucial for us, for a brand new authorities, for peace and stability within the nation, for the reconstruction of the nation. This is essential for our nationwide curiosity. So, that’s our dedication and it’s clear.

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