PM Imran chairs NSC meeting in wake of evolving Afghan situation

PM Imran chairs NSC meeting in wake of evolving Afghan situation

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in the wake of evolving situation in Afghanistan.

According to reports, the meeting was attended by civil and military leadership, which reviewed the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover of Kabul.

Earlier, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged Afghan leadership to use this historic opportunity for reaching a broad-based and comprehensive political settlement of Afghan issue.

Talking to a delegation of Afghan leaders in Islamabad on Monday, he said all stakeholders must work together for a better future of Afghanistan and the region as well, the Radio Pakistan reported.

“Our ultimate goal is a peaceful, united, democratic, stable and prosperous neighbor,” FM Qureshi asserted.

He said that a comprehensive dialogue is the only political way for resolution to the Afghan issue, and Pakistan is committed to play a constructive and reconciliatory role in this regard.

“Pakistan hopes that the entire Afghan leadership will undertake efforts for durable peace in the larger national interest,” Qureshi said, adding that all segments of the Afghan society are equally important in achieving the ultimate goal of peace.

“We also need to continuously monitor the anti-peace elements, who are trying to mislead the world about Pakistan's reconciliatory role, which has been acknowledged internationally,” FM Qureshi said.

The foreign minister also urged the international community to come forward and provide cooperation and economic assistance for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan.