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UN Chief calls on Taliban govt to end terror activities

Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, has urged the Taliban government in Kabul to put an end to all sorts of terrorist activities that harmed Pakistan and other nearby nations from Afghan territory.

Antonio while talking to a press briefing in New York said, “There is a clear ask from the international community, which is for Afghanistan to stop all forms of activity of terrorist organizations that from Afghanistan represent a threat to neighbouring countries, including Pakistan.”

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Additionally, he added that the UN is actively involved in our negotiations with the Taliban de facto authority regarding this.

The UN chief’s comment came in response to a query regarding the Afghan leaders’ alleged failure to stop attacks by the militant Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist groups that crossed the border into Pakistan.

He specifically brought up the terrorist attack on a police station in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Sunday that left four officers dead and numerous more hurt.

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According to the UN chief, the Afghan Taliban must fulfil their promise to be incorporated into Afghanistan’s political system.

“We have different ethnic groups, and it’s important that all ethnic groups are represented,” he added.

He further urged the Taliban to fulfil promises about women’s and girls’ rights, their right to work, and the right of girls to attend education at all levels without discrimination.


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