The Pakistani government blames the attacks on the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a banned terrorist group accused of harboring the Afghan Taliban. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government will not hold any talks with terrorist organizations that do not respect the country’s laws and constitution. According to the official news agency ‘Associated Press of Pakistan’, in an interview with ‘Washington Post’ on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Bilawal criticized Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. Also accused of adopting the policy of appeasement.
‘There will be no talks with terrorist organizations’
“I believe that if we can work with the Afghan interim government, which has influence over these groups, we will be able to maintain our security,” he said. He said that the country’s new leadership, both political and military, will not hold any talks with terrorist organizations that do not respect the country’s laws and constitution. Bilawal was asked whether Pakistan expected the new Afghan government to act against the TTP.
‘We are both victims of terrorism’
He replied, ‘We are both victims of terrorism. I do not believe that the government of Afghanistan will be successful against terrorism on its own, nor will we be successful against terrorism on our own. We have to work together. Bilawal said, ‘The whole aim of the Pakistan People’s Party is to make Pakistan a democratic country. We believe that democracy is the only way to deal with extremism and terrorism. Asked whether he could become the prime minister this year, Bilawal said he would have to win the elections first.
(with agency inputs)