Pakistan on Sunday demanded that the Taliban government in Afghanistan hand over Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists involved in the Besham attack on Chinese nationals.

“Whether Afghanistan try the terrorists [in the court of law] or not, it should hand over the militants to Pakistan,” said Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi in a press conference.

Pakistan has recently been urging Afghan authorities to keep a check on TTP infiltration from its side of the borders and relations with the neighbor have also soured in the past two years.


At least six people including five Chinese nationals were killed after a suicide bomber rammed into the bus transporting the staff working on the Dasu hydropower project in Bisham, Shangla district, in March this year.

Pakistani authorities said that the TTP operated the Besham terror attack from inside Afghanistan.

Responding to a question, Naqvi said that Pakistan’s government had contacted the interim authorities in Kabul but “good results are not coming from there.”