A delegation from Afghanistan is scheduled to visit Pakistan shortly to hold discussions about counterterrorism and regional security, according to Khawaja Asif, Pakistan’s minister of defence, who made the announcement on Tuesday. This comes as a high-level delegation from Pakistan visited Kabul recently to discuss a number of concerns, including the rising threat of terrorism from organisations like the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). In light of the Doha deal, which resulted in the withdrawal of US soldiers from Afghanistan in 2021, Asif highlighted that terrorists must not use Afghan land.
Imran Khan, another of his political rivals, was also accused by him of not making political decisions on his own and of wanting to name his own army chief in order to maintain power. Asif denied rumours that the government intended to have him arrested and urged the courts to punish Khan the same as previous politicians.