Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the Taliban must fulfill the promises it has made in Afghanistan, and called on the international community to stand with the people of the war-torn country.
The premier expressed these views while addressing the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry were also present alongside the premier.
Commenting on the situation in Afghanistan, PM Imran said that now was the time to stand with the Afghans.
We must remember that the Afghan government primarily depended on foreign aid, he said, highlighting the need to mobilise international support for immediate humanitarian assistance.
Pakistan has a vital interest in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and will continue to lend its support, he said, adding that Afghanistan could not be “controlled from the outside”.
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