The worldwide group wants to have interaction with Afghanistan to cease a humanitarian disaster and a safety vacuum, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf stated.
“If the world is not engaged with Afghanistan, for the sake of the average Afghan, then what we are really saying is: ‘We don’t care about a governance collapse, we don’t care about a humanitarian crisis, and we don’t care about a security vacuum,'” he informed CNBC’s “Capital Connection” on Wednesday.
“If that’s where we want to go, then we are repeating the mistakes of the 90s,” he added, referring to the Nineties when the ultraconservative militants ruled most of the country earlier than U.S. forces toppled the regime in 2001.
Last month, the Taliban returned to energy after the civilian authorities in Afghanistan collapsed because the United States withdrew its forces from there.
Afghans line up exterior a financial institution to take out their cash after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan September 1, 2021.
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The Taliban has a history of imposing restrictions on ladies, brutally oppressing minority teams, banning music and tv, and finishing up public executions.
Most of the world didn’t acknowledge the Taliban as a reliable authorities once they held energy from 1996 to 2001, and restricted their diplomatic ties with Afghanistan throughout that point. Pakistan was one of many few international locations that acknowledged the Taliban’s rule then.
Pakistan just isn’t telling the world if it ought to or shouldn’t assist the Taliban, Yusuf stated.
Instead, Pakistan hopes that the worldwide group would have interaction with Afghanistan when a brand new authorities is fashioned and talk about how to make sure an inclusive and average authorities, respect for human rights, and stop terrorism from being carried out on Afghan soil.
“This is what the world is saying, this is what the U.S. is saying, so if that’s true, how are we going to get there without engaging the ground reality?” Yusuf stated.
To be clear, the Taliban are the largest stakeholders in Afghanistan now — so, any authorities fashioned would have their sturdy backing.
Pakistan has lengthy been accused of covertly aiding the Taliban throughout their insurgency in Afghanistan within the final 20 years, whereas additionally being an U.S. ally — a cost that Pakistan denies and Yusuf on referred to as “preposterous.”
Media reports say Pakistan can also be rising extra fearful over potential safety threats spilling over from Afghanistan.
Yusuf warned that if there’s a safety vacuum in Afghanistan, it could possibly be stuffed by “undesirable elements,” and that it will have an effect on your entire world. There would even be a refugee disaster, he added.
“Afghans are not commodities. They are human beings,” Yusuf stated. “Millions are refugees already. Rather than we talking about another refugee crisis, another security crisis, let’s ensure we prevent them.”
Most nations are ready to see what sort of authorities the Taliban will type.
The militant group has sought to distance itself from its previous brutalities as world recognition may give them access to international aid that Afghanistan desperately wants. Since returning to energy, the Taliban have promised rights to ladies and the press, in addition to amnesty for presidency officers allied with the U.S. authorities. But many stay skeptical in regards to the Taliban’s new assurances.