Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that only a stable Afghan government can challenge terrorism. But the situation on the ground was so dire that anarchy could spread in the country. Imran Khan said this while addressing the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) in Islamabad. The OIC foreign ministers’ meeting began in Islamabad on Sunday.
According to the report of 24NewsHD TV channel, Imran Khan said, ‘Believe me, no country, especially America, will benefit from the chaos in Afghanistan.’ Khan stressed that urgent action is needed to save Afghanistan from ruin. Pakistan will not be able to deal with another round of refugees if Afghanistan is defeated by challenges such as severe humanitarian crisis, terrorism and COVID-19.
Saudi Arabia is presiding over the meeting
The 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is being held at the National Assembly Hall in Islamabad. 57 Islamic envoys, including 20 foreign ministers and 10 deputy foreign ministers, are participating. The meeting is being organized by Pakistan and chaired by Saudi Arabia. The delegates participating in this session will discuss the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
Aamir Khan Muttaki arrived to discuss the deteriorating human condition
The Foreign Ministers’ session began with recitation of verses from the Quran and was inaugurated by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan. “I commend Saudi Arabia for her leadership in organizing this session,” he said in the beginning of his speech. Ahead of the summit, Mahmood Qureshi told Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaki on Sunday that the Imran government was trying to draw international attention to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
Muttaki arrived in Islamabad on Saturday to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan. “Pakistan continues to make efforts to draw the attention of the international community to the economic challenges of Afghanistan and has requested the immediate provision of humanitarian assistance,” a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Office said.
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