Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says that instead of trying to control Afghanistan from outside, there is a need to encourage the new Taliban administration to end the current crisis.
Imran Khan (Photo Credit: Twitter)
- Said in an interview on CNN program ‘Connect the World’
- Said, said that no one can predict about Afghanistan right now
- Imran says Taliban clearly want international acceptance
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says that instead of trying to control Afghanistan from outside, there is a need to encourage the new Taliban administration to end the current crisis. Becky Anderson, who hosted Imran in an exclusive interview on the CNN program ‘Connect the World’ on Wednesday, asked Prime Minister Imran about fears that the Taliban would fail to protect human rights, especially those of women and children. In response, Imran said that I am afraid that none of us can predict where Afghanistan will go from here.
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Imran said that “we can hope and pray that there is peace after 40 years. Imran said that the Taliban want an inclusive government, they want women’s rights, they want human rights; they have given an apology so what they have done so far.” Said it is clearly visible. They clearly want international acceptance. PM said it was an illusion that Afghanistan could be controlled from outside, history has shown that there is no puppet government in Afghanistan backed by the people Is”. “So instead of sitting here and thinking that we can control them, we should encourage them because this current government in Afghanistan clearly feels that without international aid they will not be able to stop this crisis. Move forward, especially in the right direction.
Afghanistan is at the historical cusp
Imran said that Afghanistan is currently at a historic juncture and if the Taliban works towards an inclusive government then after four decades there may be peace, but if it goes wrong and what we are really talking about. If I’m worried, it can even turn into chaos. Where there is the biggest humanitarian crisis is the refugee problem, which can increase the possibility of terrorism again from Afghanistan’s soil.
Asked about concerns regarding women’s rights, Imran said it was a mistake to think that an outsider would give Afghan women their rights. “Afghan women are strong,” he said. Give them time, they will get their due. You cannot impose women’s rights from abroad.
Haven’t talked to US President these days – Imran
Responding to a question, Prime Minister Imran said that he has not spoken to US President Joe Biden since the fall of the Afghan government. When Anderson asked to confirm that Biden hadn’t called Imran since coming into office, Imran replied that he was a busy president. Pakistan is a major non-NATO ally and yet there is no call between you and the US President. On whether you see this as punishment for supporting the Taliban, Prime Minister Imran said that Biden should be asked why he is too busy making calls.
First Published : 15 Sep 2021, 11:06:12 PM