PM Imran stresses urgent steps to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

PM Imran stresses urgent steps to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday emphasised on provision of urgent humanitarian assistance and economic support to Afghanistan to avert twin challenges of humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.

He was talking to the special representatives and envoys for Afghanistan of the Troika Plus, comprising China, Russia, United States and Pakistan, who called on him in Islamabad.

PM Imran hoped that the international community would recognise gravity of the situation and take urgent measures, including release of frozen assets to help alleviate the sufferings of Afghan people. He highlighted the crucial role of Troika Plus in this context.

He urged the need to have a pragmatic approach and constructive engagement with Afghanistan to address mutual concerns and promote common interests of Troika Plus countries.

Imran Khan said he has consistently stressed that there is no military solution in Afghanistan.

In the changed environment, the premier underscored the importance of inclusivity, respect of human rights, and resolute counter-terrorism actions.

Underscoring the importance of the Troika Plus mechanism, the prime minister congratulated the special representatives and envoys on its successful meeting in Islamabad regarding the situation in Afghanistan and the way forward to overcome the impending challenges.