Taliban appreciate PM Imran's efforts for peace, inclusive govt in Afghanistan

We will welcome the role of countries which are interested in working with good intent, says IEA spokesperson

News Desk September 21, 2021

The Taliban on Tuesday said they admired Prime Minister Imran Khan's efforts for peace, stability and an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

"We do not see the positive statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan as interference in the internal matters of Afghanistan," said Spokesperson for Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabiullah Mujahid during a news conference in Kabul.

The spokesperson further added that Pakistan, Qatar and China were playing an active-role for stability in Afghanistan.

"We will welcome the role of countries which are interested to work with good intent for peace and stability in Afghanistan," he added.

"We are heading towards an inclusive government," Mujahid said. "More people from different ethnicities including Hazaras, technocrats and educated people have been inducted in the interim cabinet. The cabinet formation is not complete yet and more people will also be included in it."

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Responding to a question, the spokesperson expressed confidence that economic activities would soon resume in the country.

Earlier today, Pakistan called on world powers to unblock billions of dollars in Afghan assets frozen after the Taliban takeover.

Ahead of talks on Afghanistan at the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the most urgent priority was averting an even deeper economic collapse of the neighbouring nation that could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.

On September 3, the Taliban heaped praise on Pakistan for its longstanding contributions towards the people of Afghanistan.

Mujahid had expressed hope that Pakistan would continue its assistance. He was speaking at Pak-Afghan Youth Forum’s International Conference, titled “Rebuilding Afghanistan Together”.

He reiterated that there would be no threat to Pakistan from Afghanistan.



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