The Afghan Taliban said it would extend its full support to Pakistan in the event of aggressive moves by the United States.
A hardline religious scholar from Pakistan has said that the Afghan Taliban would support Pakistan against any kind of foreign aggression, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.
Maulana Samiul Haq, known as ‘Father of Taliban’, chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, said the Taliban has pledged to stand by the government of Pakistan in case of any aggressive design pursued by the United States against the country.
Different groups of Afghan Taliban after holding consultations sent a written statement to Maulana Haq, extending full support to Pakistan in case of an attack by the US or any other country, the reports said.
The Taliban factions have said they would fight for Pakistan like they had rendered sacrifices for their own country [Afghanistan].
The militant group has asked Pakistani political and religious parties to put aside their differences and forge unity among their ranks.
Maulana Samiul Haq, who has for decades been known to wield influence over the Taliban, but has lost some influence in recent years.
He has asked Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to appreciate the Afghan Taliban’s announcement.