International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (proper) and Qatar’s International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani addressing a joint press convention in Islamabad, on September 9, 2021. — PID

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Qatar on Thursday referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood to   not make humanitarian help to Afghanistan conditional,  practically a month after the Taliban took over the nation in a lightening sweep.

International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, addressing a joint press convention with Qatar International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, stated Pakistan, being a neighbouring nation, would assist Afghanistan in each method doable.

“Each nations — Qatar and Pakistan — will work collectively to rebuild Afghanistan’s infrastructure […] we won’t permit enemies of peace to prevail in Afghanistan,” he stated.

The overseas minister stated Pakistan would first work to supply meals and medical help to Afghanistan, as he highlighted that it was the necessity of the hour to avoid wasting lives within the nation.

Qureshi warned the worldwide neighborhood to watch out for parts looking for to disrupt the peace in Afghanistan. “We won’t let the spoilers of peace obtain their targets,” he stated.

He referred to as upon the worldwide neighborhood to supply Afghanistan entry to its reserves overseas which had been frozen after the Taliban got here into energy.

“The property of Afghanistan ought to be unfrozen instantly for the Afghan individuals,” he urged.

Speaking about Pakistan’s efforts for humanitarian help, he stated Islamabad had began sending medical and meals help through land and air routes to Afghanistan. “If the worldwide neighborhood doesn’t assist Afghanistan financially, the scenario won’t enhance,” he warned.

“The worldwide neighborhood should assist Afghanistan to keep away from a doable humanitarian disaster,” the overseas minister stated, including that Afghanistan had inside and exterior threats looking for to disrupt its peace.

The overseas minister acknowledged that Qatar had performed an vital function within the Afghan peace course of and stated that each nations would attempt for a steady Afghanistan.

Speaking about his assembly with the Qatar overseas minister earlier than the press convention, Qureshi stated he had spoken about border and regional safety issues with him.

Pakistan and Qatar contemplate one another as companions in Afghanistan’s growth, Qureshi stated.

“We additionally requested that Pakistanis going to Qatar be allowed to quarantine at their residence,” the overseas minister stated.

Just about addressing the six-country overseas ministers’ assembly a day earlier, Qureshi had stated the worldwide neighborhood should play a task to avert the looming humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.

“If a humanitarian disaster is prevented and financial stability is assured, peace will be consolidated and a mass exodus precluded,” FM Qureshi stated.

He additionally urged the Taliban to make sure that the Afghan soil wouldn’t be used in opposition to any county.

FM Qureshi stated that the change in Afghanistan is a actuality, including that the evolving scenario within the war-torn county can have profound results not solely on our areas, but in addition on the complete world.

Speaking about Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the overseas minister stated that nobody may predict the fast change within the nation and all earlier predictions had been proved mistaken.

“Pressing provision of humanitarian help, with UN and its varied companies taking part in a lead function, would reinforce the method of confidence-building,” he added.

Qatar FM lauds Pakistan’s function in peace course of

Taking up the media briefing, the Qatar overseas minister stated Islamabad was Doha’s strategic associate, and each nations shared brotherly ties.

“Pakistan performed a pacesetter’s function within the present scenario,” he stated, speaking about Pakistan’s lively function within the evolving scenario in Afghanistan.

Al Thani praised Pakistan’s honest efforts in facilitating the Afghan peace course of.

“At present, worldwide flights have resumed from Kabul […] and we’ll attempt to assist the Afghans together with Pakistan,” Qatar’s overseas minister stated, including that Afghanistan’s neighbouring nations had the accountability to make sure peace prevailed in Kabul.

“Pakistan has additionally performed an vital function in Qatar’s growth,” he added.

He agreed that humanitarian help ought to be impartial of the political course of in Afghanistan.

Qatar FM meets PM Imran Khan

Earlier within the day, Al Thani met Prime Minister Imran Khan and each exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan and diversifying Pakistan-Qatar relations.

Highlighting that Pakistan had suffered enormously because of protracted battle in Afghanistan, the prime minister underscored the significance of a peaceable, safe and steady Afghanistan for Pakistan and the area.

On the evolving scenario in Afghanistan, PM Imran Khan emphasised that it was important to stabilise the safety scenario, forestall a humanitarian disaster, and stabilise the economic system.

PM Imran Khan stated that Pakistan has and can proceed to play its function for the financial uplift, humanitarian aid, and help to Afghanistan.

The prime minister referred to as upon the worldwide neighborhood to face in solidarity with the Afghan individuals, interact positively and create incentives to make sure sustainable peace, stability, and financial growth in Afghanistan.

The prime minister lauded Qatar’s function in assist of the Afghan peace course of.

Within the bilateral context, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s want to strengthen mutually useful ties with Qatar.

He careworn the significance of enhanced collaboration in numerous areas, together with commerce and investments, vitality, and enhancing people-to-people linkages.

In the meantime, Al Thani acknowledged Pakistan’s vital function in addition to efforts for regional peace and stability.

He additionally underscored Qatar’s dedication to sustaining shut contact with Pakistan on bilateral and regional issues.

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