PM asks world to ‘strengthen, stabilise’ Taliban govt for betterment of Afghan people

UNITED NATIONS: (HRNW) Prime Minister Imran Khan called upon the international community to strengthen and stabilise the government in Afghanistan for the sake of the Afghan people.

Addressing the 76th session of the UN General Assembly via video link, he said if the world community incentivises them, it would be a win-win situation for everyone.

He said the Taliban promised to respect human rights, to form an inclusive government and to not allow their soil to be used by terrorists. Besides, they had also been given amnesty.

The premier pointed out that it was a critical time for Afghanistan. If we neglect the country now, according to the UN, half the people of Afghanistan are already vulnerable, and by next year almost 90% of them would go below the poverty line.

He said a huge humanitarian crisis was looming ahead, and this would have serious repercussions not just for the neighbours of Afghanistan but for the world.

PM warned that a destabilised and chaotic Afghanistan could become a haven for terrorists again, according to Radio Pakistan. He urged the UN Secretary-General to mobilise the world to help the Afghan people.

Narrating the impact of the US war on terror and Afghan conflict on Pakistan, PM Imran said Pakistan suffered 80,000 casualties with a loss of 150 billion dollars to the economy.

He told the UN that 480 drone attacks were conducted inside Pakistan that caused more collateral damage than the militants they were targeting.

Between 2004 and 2014, 50 different militant groups were attacking Pakistan.

PM Imran said Pakistan suffered because it became an ally of the US in Afghanistan. Attacks were being conducted from the Afghan soil into Pakistan. He instead of appreciating our sacrifices, Pakistan was blamed for the turn of events in Afghanistan.



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