CMs, heads of military branches to attend
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired an important meeting of the National Security Council today [Monday] to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan.
Top-level military civil and military leaders attended it.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan will continue to work with the international community and all Afghan stakeholders to facilitate an inclusive political settlement in the country.
“The NSC noted that major violence has been averted thus far and called on all parties in Afghanistan to respect the rule of law, protect fundamental human rights of all Afghans, and ensure that Afghan soil is not used by any terrorist organization/group against any country.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all possible facilities be made available to repatriate Pakistanis, diplomats, journalists, and staff of international organizations seeking to leave Afghanistan.
It is now time for the international community to work together to ensure an inclusive political settlement for long-term peace, security, and development of Afghanistan and the region, he added.
Information Minister Sheikh Rasheed said the decisions taken in the meeting will be announced later in the day.
On Sunday, the Afghan Taliban entered Kabul completing the overall takeover of Afghanistan. Read all the international updates here.
The NSC meeting held consultations over Pakistan’s matters related to Afghanistan and the country’s external security. PM Khan discussed the country’s policy.
According to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, an important Afghan delegation reached Islamabad Monday. It will hold talks with the Foreign Office to reach a consensus-based outcome.
Earlier in the day, Rasheed warned that the upcoming months are crucial for Pakistan as Islamabad will be under pressure regarding the emerging situation in Afghanistan.
He said that Pakistan has no intention of getting involved in any conflict. “Our soil will not be used for a war against any state.”