Islamabad, 13 November 2021 (TDI): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Afghanistan and the Afghan people in overcoming the country’s severe circumstances.
In a meeting with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi in Islamabad on Friday, 12 November, he emphasised the critical importance of a peaceful, stable, sovereign, prosperous, and connected Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region. He was accompanied by Acting Ministers of Finance, Industry, and Commerce, as well as other senior members of the Afghan delegation.
Mr. Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, called on Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI, today. He was accompanied by Acting Ministers for Finance as well as Industry & Commerce and other senior members of the Afghan delegation pic.twitter.com/mzHoBaNPue
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) November 12, 2021
Continued security and decisive counter-terrorism efforts, respect for all Afghans’ rights, and inclusivity in governance and politics, he said, would all help to keep Afghanistan stable.
The Prime Minister expressed his hope that the interim Afghan administration will continue to engage constructively with the international community and take good steps to solve the current issues. He stated that Pakistan has constantly called for prompt humanitarian aid to be provided to Afghanistan.
To avoid an economic catastrophe, the Prime Minister emphasised the urgent necessity to unlock Afghanistan’s blocked assets and facilitate banking transactions.
Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the Afghan people by providing all feasible assistance, including humanitarian aid to help them to survive the impending winter.
In addition to the help already provided, the Prime Minister stated that Pakistan would give Afghanistan with basic food goods such as wheat and rice, as well as emergency medical supplies and shelter items.
He stated that, in the current situation, Pakistan would favourably accept the request of Afghan brothers for India to carry wheat through Pakistan on an unusual basis for humanitarian purposes, subject to parameters to be worked out.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also stressed the necessity of the two countries cooperating to facilitate people mobility, trade, transit, and regional connectivity in order to promote regional progress and prosperity.
Prime Minster Imran Khan also held a meeting with special representatives of Troika Plus, the meeting of which was held in Islamabad to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan. for further details, click here.