It was reported that he said that Taliban government wishes for good relations with neighbors, but if someone launches an attack, they would not stay quiet.
The TTP launched the attack, the PA just responded. This has to be impressed upon the Talib leadership. If they can’t control their border, they can’t expect the PA not to respond. Closing the border for a day or two or three maybe one way, but the PA also needs the means to retaliate that is quick, relatively quiet and precise. The PA needs to acquire relatively affordable Loitering munitions that can be launched by a single solider. Enough to precisely take out an attacker. The polish loitering munition “Warmate” seems to be about the right size (range is probably around 100-125 km Max in ideal conditions), but we should also put out a request from domestic producers to see if they can come up with a design we can build in house. data can be relayed via a second higher altitude drone, so strikes can be carried out beyond the line of sight. If the Talibs know the PA can just engage miscreants on the border or within their territory in this quiet way, they maybe less likely to har
Video feed from the other drone overhead could also show the TTP attackers were the ones that are attacking Pakistani posts, so Pakistan acted in a measure way in self defense, as well as to convey that Pakistan is able to deal with threats of the Talibs are not able to do so themselves.
The PA should also do some snap and grabs, especially if the TTP leaders hold Pakistani citizenship. Put them on trial and punish them if proven guilty. If they are to be executed let the families of their victims (especially the APS families) be allowed to see, if they want, so they can have some closure as they do here in the states.
BTW, how wide is the area around the border that the PA control? The PA may need a zone, on our own side, that is a no go zone for civilians so that any unknown person caught within the zone is assumed hostile. A fence may need to be put up a few hundred meters within our own side and unmanned gun turrets placed to allow troops to engage attackers while staying protected.