At SCO Summit PM Said that Taliban must Keep its Promises
September 17, 2021
PM Imran Khan said on Friday that the Taliban must keep their promises made in Afghanistan, and he urged the international community to support the people of the war-torn country. The premier made these remarks while speaking at the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Along with the prime minister, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry were present.
“The Taliban must keep their promises, particularly those regarding an inclusive political structure with representation for all ethnic groups. This is critical for the stability of Afghanistan “. According to the PM, it is also critical to ensure that all Afghans’ rights are respected while ensuring that Afghanistan is never again a safe haven for terrorists. He stated that Pakistan, which had suffered as a result of the spillover of conflict and instability in neighboring Afghanistan, was interested in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
He said, “We will continue to support an Afghanistan that is stable, sovereign, and prosperous”. In response to the situation in Afghanistan, PM Khan stated that a “new reality” had emerged following the Taliban takeover and withdrawal of foreign troops. “That all of this occurred without bloodshed, civil war, or a massive migration of refugees should be a source of relief.” “It is now in the collective interest of the international community to ensure that there is no renewed conflict in Afghanistan and that the security situation is stabilize
Preventing a humanitarian crisis and an economic meltdown, are “equally urgent priorities.” “We must remember that the previous government was heavily reliant on foreign aid, and its removal could lead to economic collapse.” He further added that now it was the time to stand “firmly and unequivocally” with Afghans. He praised the Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN agencies for mobilizing support for humanitarian aid, and stated that Pakistan was also assisting with evacuation efforts and providing support.
“Going forward, we believe that positive engagement of the international community with Afghanistan is extremely important.” There is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally end Afghanistan’s 40-year war. He stated that spreading negativity or engaging in propaganda at this critical juncture would be unwise. “This will only serve to undermine peace prospects.”