Pakistan exhorts International community to play role in Afghanistan crisis

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

16th Aug, 2021. 02:44 pm
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:  Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said that the International community should play a collective role in settling the Afghanistan crisis.

Pakistan is actively analyzing developments in Afghanistan, according to the spokesman, and all Afghan officials must work together to pave the road for long-term peace and stability in the country.

“Pakistan has stressed the need for stability in Afghanistan through political settlement.”

“We believe that our efforts will assist Afghanistan in establishing peace and sustainable progress.”

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry further added that the country would continue to play a positive role in the Afghan peace process.

It’s important to mention  that Prime Minister Imran Khan will convene a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting on Monday for the discussion on national security issues in the light of current circumstances in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan does not want to close down its embassy in Kabul”: Foreign Office

The Foreign Office (FO) has on Sunday said that it has not decided to close down the embassy in Kabul and is monitoring the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

According to the FO spokesperson, all security measures have been taken for diplomatic staff in the Pakistan embassy and relief is being provided to Pakistanis currently stranded in the country.

“The situation in Afghanistan is changing at a rapid pace,” he said.

“Pakistan has always desired peace in the neighboring country and hoped that the security situation should not deteriorate.”

The foreign office said that Pakistan does not want to close down its embassy in Kabul.

The statement from Foreign Office came after it was reported that the Taliban have begun entering the Afghan capital Kabul from all sides, the Afghan interior ministry said on Sunday.

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