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‘Why do we danger…’: Pakistan wants countries to recognise Taliban, miffed with wait-and-watch policy | World News

  • Pakistan’s nationwide safety adviser Moeed Yusuf mentioned that the present method would push the war-torn nation in direction of an financial stoop.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 04:02 PM IST

Pakistan is miffed with the worldwide neighborhood’s wait-and-watch policy on recognising the Taliban’s interim authorities in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s nationwide safety adviser Moeed Yusuf mentioned that the present method would push the war-torn nation in direction of an financial stoop, reported Dawn newspaper.

“If the world is interested in this conversation, it needs to happen directly with the new government. For influencing and moulding governance in the way the world wants, it should have a conversation with them. Without engagement that would not be possible,” Dawn quoted Yusuf as saying.

While the worldwide neighborhood has stepped up humanitarian support efforts in Afghanistan, it has proven no instant curiosity in recognising the Taliban, given the Sunni Pashtun group’s historical past of gross human rights violation in identify of imposing their harsh model of Sharia regulation. Several countries have mentioned that they’ll wait and watch the actions of the Taliban, which declare to be totally different from the final time they dominated Afghanistan.

Warning concerning the penalties of abandoning Afghanistan, Pakistan’s NSA mentioned {that a} safety vacuum might once more make the area secure haven for terrorists. “You already know ISIS (the militant Islamic State group) is already current there, Pakistani Taliban are there, Al Qaeda is there. Why do we danger a safety vacuum?” he added.

Yusuf has been repeatedly calling on countries to engage with the Taliban while warning about either the refugee crisis or terrorism or both. Earlier this month, the security official said that the world needs to constructively engage the Afghan Taliban in order to prevent governance collapse and avert another refugee crisis, reported news agency PTI.

“The world should take into consideration the price of abandonment of Afghanistan,” he mentioned at a webinar organised by the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS).

Meanwhile, Pakistan, accused of supporting the Taliban throughout years of insurgency, was proactive within the authorities formation in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s highly effective intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed not too long ago met the group’s de-factor chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was later named the deputy prime minister of the provisional authorities.

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