LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday mentioned that the previous leaders of Afghanistan are responsible for the present scenario there, Geo.television reported Monday.
Qureshi’s remarks got here throughout a working dinner organised by the Pakistan Excessive Fee in London, United Kingdom, on Sunday night. He’s in London on a three-day official go to after the conclusion of his journey to New York the place he attended the 76th session of the United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA).
Qureshi could have conferences with the chairman of the British International Affairs Committee, members of the British Parliament, and his counterpart Elizabeth Truss on the International, Commonwealth, and Improvement Workplace throughout the journey.
“Former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai — who held workplace from 2001 to 2014 — used to accuse Pakistan of interfering in his nation’s issues,” Qureshi mentioned.
The international minister added that due to the warfare within the nation and the choice taken by the previous leaders, the folks of Afghanistan needed to undergo for a very long time.
“The folks of Afghanistan are bored with warfare and solely need peace and stability of their nation,” he mentioned.
Qureshi additionally turned weapons on Western nations for the scenario in Afghanistan and mentioned that “they’re making an attempt to make Pakistan a scapegoat.”
“[As opposed to the narrative of Western countries] Pakistan will not be a secure haven for terrorists. Western media shops ought to come right here and see the scenario for themselves,” Qureshi maintained.
He additionally spoke in regards to the interim Taliban authorities in Afghanistan and mentioned that each Pakistan and the UK are on the identical web page on the subject of the demand for an inclusive authorities within the nation.
“The UK helps the thought of an inclusive authorities in Afghanistan, and this precisely what Pakistan needs too,” the international minister mentioned. “Whereas the 2 nations might have totally different approaches to coping with the scenario, the aim is similar”, per Geo.television.
Qureshi additionally talked in regards to the chance of a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and urged Britain to contact the Taliban authorities to resolve the problem.
He warned that if the world isolates Afghanistan, then there might be a refugee drawback and other people will flip to Europe for assist.
“Pakistan is able to be on the centre of aid actions in Afghanistan and can lengthen all attainable assist to the folks there,” mentioned Qureshi.