KP Govt Backs Recognition of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

September 15, 2021

Along with lawmakers from the opposition Pakistan People’s Party and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expressed its full support for the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Following an adjournment motion submitted by PPP member Ahmad Kundi seeking discussion on the situation across the border, the house began debating the Afghan issue. As the debate on the motion was over, housing minister Dr. Amjad Ali Khan urged the federal government to recognize and support the Taliban government, claiming that instead of opposing it, the Afghan people have welcomed it.

According to the minister, the Afghan Taliban not only pardoned opponents but also asked all government employees to return to work. He claimed that the previous Afghan government, led by President Dr. Ashraf Ghani, was not elected and that he (Ghani) was imposed on the Afghan people and fled the country.  Dr. Amjad urged the international community to restore humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in order to protect its people from starvation, warning that the suspension of aid could lead to a mass migration of Afghans.

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