Pakistan’s involvement and the presence of the group’s fighters in the war in Afghanistan may not be an unprecedented issue. But in the latest case, several Indian media outlets have reported that Pakistani citizens are collecting donations for the Taliban in mosques.
Recently, the Awami National Party, Pakistan’s opposition party, announced that several Taliban supporters were raising money across Pakistan and that the Afghan government should ban Pakistani citizens as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported that Ahmad Wali Khan, the provincial spokesman for the Awami National Party of Pakistan, had accepted the issue at a public meeting.
The National Party leader said that his party has consistently pointed out that terrorists are gathering again in parts of Pakistan. Still, the government did not bother to take serious action against them.
“Given the mistakes of the past, Pakistan must once again set its priorities to eradicate terrorism once and for all,” he said. However, the continuation of the reorganization in Fattah in 2020 and the national action plan by the Pakistani government have not been “completely successful” in the fight against terrorism.
Dawn reports that PIPS stated that various militant, nationalist, insurgent and violent groups have carried out 146 terrorist attacks across Pakistan, including three suicide bombings, a decrease of more than 36% from the previous year.
It was also the leading cause of instability in Pakistan in 2020, which carried out a total of 67 terrorist attacks, or about 46 percent of the total attacks reported in 2020, most of which were in Fatah.