UN warns Pakistan over cross border terrorist attacks from Afghanistan
NEW YORK – A recent report of the United Nations alarmed Pakistani authorities to stay vigilant against cross-border terrorist threats from (TTP) operating from Afghan soil.
The 28th report of the UN Monitoring Team submitted to the UN Security Council said reiterated cross-border terrorist threats posed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan owing to its reunification and strengthening in war raged Afghanistan.
The outlawed terror organization has increased its financial resources from extortion, smuggling, and taxes, the report further added.
Earlier, it was revealed that Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies gave funds and other assistance to TTP militants to attack Islamabad and both Kabul and New Delhi have staged terror to sabotage the Afghan peace process.
Pakistan has also been particularly concerned about the strengthening of TTP and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) in Afghan soil as a result of external financial and material support. It has also shared strong evidence of the Indian support to the terror organizations.
Pakistan’s security concerns emanating from terrorist groups in Afghanistan have been amplified in the backdrop of the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, and there has been a significant spike in the number of cross-border terrorist attacks against Pakistan in recent times.
*Pakistan deploys Army troops along Afghan border*
Pakistan Army troops have been deployed along the Pak-Afghan border as Frontier Constabulary (FC) and other militias had been called back amid volatile situation in Afghanistan.
The deteriorating situation in Afghanistan warranted not only the containment of the influx of refugees from Afghanistan but also the entry of Afghan army personnel and militants into Pakistan.
Earlier this month, Pakistan's National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yusuf said the initial investigation into the recent terrorist blast in Lahore has provided concrete evidence of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.