Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Saturday that Islamabad would “help” the Taliban to build an inclusive administration in neighboring Afghanistan. In his meeting with Raab, General Bajwa discussed issues of mutual interest, regional security and the current situation in Afghanistan.
The Pakistan Observer reported that General Bajwa told the meeting that Pakistan would continue to fight for peace and stability in Afghanistan, as well as assist in the formation of an inclusive administration. General Bajwa’s remarks came when Pakistan’s intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed arrived in Kabul on Saturday.
The Taliban has postponed the formation of a new government in Afghanistan to next week as the hardline group struggles to shape a comprehensive and inclusive government acceptable to the international community. This is the second time the Taliban has delayed government formation since toppling the US-backed government in Afghanistan. Earlier, it was expected to announce the formation of a new government under its co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Friday.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Raab arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to hold talks with the country’s top leadership. “The two sides agree to explore avenues of cooperation in the areas of defence, training and counter-terrorism,” the report said. wishes. We also have a very clear and shared interest in the future of Afghanistan. We will judge the Taliban by their actions, not their words.”
Faiz Hameed said – everything will be fine
Pakistan’s intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit amid Taliban efforts to finalize the government in Afghanistan, on Saturday expressed confidence that all will be well in the war-weary country. Pakistan’s Observer newspaper reported that a delegation of senior Pakistani officials led by the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Hameed arrived in Kabul to hold discussions with the incoming Taliban government.
Imran said – the world should join Afghanistan
Furthermore, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that the world should engage with Afghanistan to provide economic stability to meet humanitarian needs and prevent the refugee crisis in the war-torn country. Pak Prime Minister Khan had a telephonic conversation with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the two leaders discussed various issues with special focus on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.