Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Pakistan's Federal Interior Minister, has stated that discussions with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had broken down owing to the group's tough terms. He went on to say that the Afghan Taliban had agreed that their land would not be used against Pakistan and that he had mediated conversations with the TTP.
"We had a discussion with a few TTP groups. However, their terms were such that they could not be agreed upon. We would fight the TTP if they want to fight "The Minister of the Interior said. "The Taliban in Afghanistan were in contact with the TTP. However, their demands were so unreasonable that negotiations were stopped. The TTP violated the truce, which is why there has been a rise in terror attacks."
"Currently, the climate in Afghanistan is not hostile to Pakistan. There are Taliban in Afghanistan " He added.