Disengaging with Afghanistan would be disadvantageous for the world: PM Imran Khan

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PM Imran Khan chairs assembly of Apex Committee on Afghanistan in Islamabad on December 15, 2021. — PM Workplace
  • PM Imran Khan chairs assembly of Apex Committee on Afghanistan.
  • Excessive-level civil-military officers had been additionally current in assembly.
  • Pakistan to assist Afghans in each doable means, PM Imran Khan says.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday warned the worldwide group that repeating the identical mistake of isolating Afghanistan can be disadvantageous for the world.

The prime minister made the feedback as he chaired the second assembly of the Apex Committee on Afghanistan, with International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid, Planning Minister Asad Umer, Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa, Nationwide Safety Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf, and senior civil and army officers, an announcement by the Prime Minister’s Workplace mentioned.

The prime minister urged the worldwide group to assist the susceptible individuals of Afghanistan, vowing that Pakistan would assist the Afghan individuals in each doable strategy to avert a humanitarian disaster, the assertion mentioned.

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The Ashraf Ghani-led authorities in Afghanistan was overthrown in mid-August, and since then, the nation is going through a extreme monetary crunch, with their international property frozen.

In keeping with the assertion, the premier highlighted that Pakistan has already dedicated to quick reduction of in-kind humanitarian help value Rs5 billion, which includes meals commodities together with 50,000 metric tons of wheat, emergency medical provides, winter shelters, and different provides.

He additionally mentioned that humanitarian organisations wishing to work from Pakistan to assist efforts in Afghanistan needs to be facilitated and that Islamabad had already dedicated to being the air and land bridge for humanitarian assist to Kabul.

The Apex Committee was briefed that as per instructions of the prime minister, the power of a free COVID-19 vaccination for all Afghans coming into Pakistan from land borders is being continued.

Furthermore, the method of acquiring a Pakistani visa has been simplified for Afghans.

“Members of the Apex Committee once more expressed issues concerning the deteriorating humanitarian state of affairs in Afghanistan and emphasised that Pakistan is not going to abandon Afghans of their time of want,” the assertion mentioned.

It’s pertinent to say right here that on Sunday, December 19, Pakistan is internet hosting a rare session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) International Ministers in Islamabad to focus on the plight of susceptible Afghan individuals in these testing instances and to debate methods for serving to them.