Pakistan to seek aid for cash starved Afghanistan under ‘Marshal Plan’
The Taliban have shown their interest in doing trade with Pakistan in Pak Rupee as the latter speeds up its efforts to stabilise Afghanistan’s economy, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
In this connection, the federal cabinet has directed the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Foreign Affairs to draw up ‘Marshal Plan’ in collaboration with other countries under which aid would be provided to the government which has taken over a fortnight ago following two decades of occupation by the US and NATO forces.
The cabinet has directed these ministries to make the plan keeping in view the political and economic situation of the neighbouring country.
It is reminded here that Afghanistan is confronting difficulties after the USA froze $9 billion in aid to the country while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) withheld $4.5 billion in loan.
The federal government is expected to take important decisions following negotiations between Afghanistan, the USA, Russia, China and Pakistan at Doha, Qatar.
Reporter: Awais Kiani