ISLAMABAD: The leader of Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud appeared in a TV interview for the first time ever and said that their relations with the Afghan Taliban are based on brotherhood, sympathy, and Islamic principles.
Mehsud was interviewed by CNN through intermediaries somewhere along the Pak-Afghan border.
During the interview, the TTP leader acknowledged that the victory of the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan is not limited to the country but it is a victory for the entire Muslim people in the world.
The victory of the Afghan Taliban is voiced at a time when nearly half of the Afghan districts have fallen to the fighters.
The Pakistani Taliban’s leader though claims their core objectives to be fighting Pakistani Security Forces and gaining control over the Pakistani tribal regions, they have too conducted heinous attacks in Afghanistan close to the border with Pakistan.
Their bloodiest attack in Afghanistan was that on a base in 2009 in which seven CIA officers and contractors were killed in Khost province bordering Pakistan.
As per political analysts, the Afghan Taliban’s so-called victory in Afghanistan will harm Pakistan as the latter will face an influx of Afghan refugees in case civil war erupts.