PM starts dialogue with Taliban for inclusive Afghan govt

By: 24 News      Published: 05:23 PM, 18 Sep, 2021
PM starts dialogue with Taliban for inclusive Afghan govt

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In his tweet on Saturday, Prime Minister Khan said: “After meetings in Dushanbe with leaders of Afghanistan's neighbours and especially a lengthy discussion with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras & Uzbeks.

PM further wrote: “After 40 years of conflict, this inclusivity will ensure peace and a stable Afghanistan, which is in the interest not only of Afghanistan but the region as well.

Earlier, during an interview with Russia Today television, Prime Minister Khan called for formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan to strengthen national unity and create long term stability in the war-torn country.

He said Pakistan was working with the neighbours of Afghanistan to determine what the Afghan government should do to gain international community’s recognition.

The PM said Pakistan was part of the international community and the recognition of the Taliban government in Afghanistan would be a significant step.

To a question, he said that if it was considered that Islamabad helped Taliban against US, it would mean that Pakistan was more strong from America and all European countries and Pakistan along with 60,000 to 70,000 men militia carrying light weapons succeeded in defeating an army of 300,000 troops.

He said, unfortunately, a propaganda campaign was started against Pakistan. The propaganda was started to divert attention from the incapacity, corruption and lack of governance by the last Afghanistan government.

PM Khan said the second element in this propaganda was India which had made a huge investment in Afghanistan.

He said a comprehensive analysis should be done to know the reasons as to why the army of the bravest nation of the world laid down its weapons without a fight.