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Pakistan warns of Taliban defections to ISIS amid Afghan financial disaster

NEW YORK: In an interview with Newsweek, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram warned of potential Taliban defections to ISIS-Okay if the present financial woes in Afghanistan proceed.

He particularly named rebel teams such because the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Balochistan Liberation Military (BLA), but in addition the regional ISIS-Khorasan department, referred to as ISIS-Okay or ISIL-Okay, saying that typically these teams labored collectively in opposition to Pakistan’s pursuits.

Akram additional warned that different teams such because the East Turkestan Islamic Motion (ETIM) and Islamic Motion of Uzbekistan (IMU) additionally wanted to be combated, however that such efforts on the a part of the Taliban could be tough to realize so long as the federal government discovered itself brief on earnings.

“We’ve to cope with this,” Ambassador Akram stated, “and we’re decided to cope with it internally.”

And whereas he stated, “we’ve handled this prior to now,” the diplomat warned that new challenges have emerged in attempting to affect the Taliban-led authorities and that it was of their quick curiosity to tackle all of those teams.

“Now we’ve got a state of affairs in Afghanistan the place the Taliban have to be satisfied to cope with all the terrorist actions, not solely ISIL-Okay, which they’re combating, however others,” Akram stated.

“We perceive the state of affairs, however we’ve got to seek out an efficient technique for coping with it.”

International Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari lately spoke along with his Afghan counterpart, Amir Khan Muttaq, providing his condolences over the assault close to the overseas ministry in Kabul.

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