Pakistan has warned that if the current situation in Afghanistan does not improve, all countries in the world could be in danger. The country says the international community will face “serious consequences” if Afghanistan’s economic fragility continues. News AFP.
Pakistan issued the warning at a special conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an alliance of 57 Muslim states. The alliance’s foreign ministers attended the conference in the country’s capital, Islamabad.
On the opening day of the conference on Sunday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “We cannot avoid the danger of economic recession in Afghanistan. He called on world leaders to find a way to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.
Mullah Amir Khan Muttaki, the foreign minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, is also taking part in the conference. Representatives from the United States, China, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations are also attending.
This is the largest international conference on the Afghan issue since the fall of the Western-backed Ashraf Ghani government and the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan on August 15, AFP reported. The conference could lead to an announcement of international assistance to Afghanistan.
The Pakistani foreign minister said the conference was a six-point plan for OIC leaders to help Afghanistan
Consideration has been requested, which may be effective in reducing the multifaceted pressure on the country.
Since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, the international community has suspended all financial aid and grants to the country. Meanwhile, winter is growing in the country. The Afghans are spending their days in a miserable situation. The United Nations has repeatedly warned of a food, energy and cash crunch in Afghanistan. The country is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday called on the international community to be wary of confusing Afghanistan’s human rights issues with Western norms in recognizing the Taliban government. “Every country is different,” he said. The definition of human rights is different in every society.
On the opening day of the conference, almost all the speakers mentioned the need to protect the rights of minorities in Afghanistan and provide opportunities for women to work and study. Experts say the conference is unlikely to formally recognize the Taliban government.
India has reiterated the need for an inclusive government in Kabul. At the same time, the country has called on the Afghan people to find ways to help.
Indian Foreign Minister S Jayashankar made the call while participating in the Indo-Central Asia Dialogue held in Delhi yesterday. He said uninterrupted humanitarian assistance must be ensured in Afghanistan.
According to Indian media NDTV, the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in the dialogue organized by India.