Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs a gathering of the Nationwide Safety Committee in Islamabad, on August 16, 2021. — PID

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan stays dedicated to an inclusive political settlement — with all Afghan ethnic teams’ illustration — as the best way ahead for Afghanistan, the Nationwide Safety Committee (NSC) reiterated Monday.

The event got here in the course of the NSC assembly which was known as to deliberate on the rising scenario in Afghanistan — with PM Imran Khan within the chair.

The NSC assembly was attended by senior cupboard members and providers chiefs. Members had been briefed on the newest developments in Afghanistan and their doable influence on Pakistan and the area. The general safety scenario within the area was additionally mentioned.

The NSC famous that Pakistan was a sufferer of the decades-long battle in Afghanistan and, subsequently, desired peace and stability within the neighbourhood. It was emphasised that the world should recognise the sacrifices made by Pakistan over the past 4 many years.

It was reaffirmed that Pakistan would proceed to work with the worldwide group and all Afghan stakeholders to facilitate an inclusive political settlement within the nation. Furthermore, the assembly harassed that the precept of non-interference in Afghanistan have to be adhered to.

The NSC famous positively that main violence had been averted to date and known as on all events in Afghanistan to respect the rule of legislation, shield the elemental human rights of all Afghans, and make sure that Afghan soil isn’t utilized by any terrorist organisation or group towards any nation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed that each one doable amenities be made obtainable to repatriate Pakistanis, diplomats, journalists and employees of worldwide organisations searching for to depart Afghanistan. The Prime Minister lauded the continued efforts of the Pakistan embassy in Kabul and the state equipment on this regard.

The NSC reiterated Pakistan’s stance that the battle in Afghanistan by no means had a navy resolution. The best time to finish the battle by negotiations might need been when the US/NATO troops had been at most navy power in Afghanistan.

Continuation of international navy presence for an extended period now wouldn’t have yielded a special consequence. Subsequently, endorsement by the Biden administration of the earlier US administration’s choice of troops withdrawal is certainly a logical conclusion to this battle, the NSC stated.

It’s now time for the worldwide group to work collectively to make sure an inclusive political settlement for long-term peace, safety and improvement of Afghanistan and the area. 

PM Imran, Turkish president talk about Afghanistan’s scenario

On Sunday, PM Imran Khan spoke to Turkey’s President Erdogan, with the 2 leaders reviewing the quickly evolving scenario in Afghanistan.

The prime minister had advised Erdogan that the NSC would meet on Monday to additional deliberate over the evolving scenario. The 2 leaders would seek the advice of once more after the assembly, with a view to coordinate their efforts.

The prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to proceed all efforts in assist of an inclusive political resolution in Afghanistan.

‘When the time comes, Pakistan will recognise Taliban authorities’, says FM Qureshi

A day earlier, International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had made it clear that Pakistan has “no favourites” in Afghanistan and want to harbour good relations with its neighbours.

Talking throughout a press convention in Islamabad, the international minister had stated that “when the time comes, Pakistan will recognise the Taliban authorities in keeping with worldwide consensus, floor realities, in addition to Pakistan’s nationwide pursuits”.

“Pakistan agrees that there ought to be no navy resolution to the Afghan problem and needs all issues to be resolved by dialogue,” he had stated, including that the nation’s agenda is to see the event and prosperity of Afghanistan.

Qureshi had stated that he’ll quickly talk about the Afghan problem with the management of neighbouring nations, together with China, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, including that India, too, ought to work to resolve the Afghan problem.

He had stated that the scenario in Afghanistan is quickly altering, nonetheless, the Embassy of Pakistan within the nation is functioning usually.

“Pakistan has at all times performed the function of a facilitator in Afghanistan and can proceed to take action,” Qureshi stated. “It’s our neighbouring nation, subsequently, we need to set up good relations with it.”

In direction of the top of his press briefing, FM Qureshi had stated that the Afghan management should work collectively to discover a resolution that may save lives in addition to the property of the Afghan individuals.

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