ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recognised Pakistan’s assistance in the safe and swift evacuation of its personnel and their families from Afghanistan.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Managing Director IMF Kristalina Georgieva especially appreciated the instrumental role played by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir.
She said that Pakistan’s efforts at the highest level were absolutely critical to the safe and swift evacuation of IMF staff and their families from Afghanistan. She expressed her gratitude to Pakistan over this assistance.
Kristalina Georgieva said the IMF looked forward to continuing its cooperation with Pakistan.
In an interview with BBC, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said Pakistan would do whatever it can for an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan wanted a regional solution of the Afghan issue and was working closely with regional powers and international players for an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
“Islamabad does not want to see further instability in Afghanistan, because it will lead to a new wave of migration towards Pakistan,” he added.
To a query, the information minister said Pakistan welcomed Taliban’s statement, pledging that they would never allow the use of Afghan soil against any other country, including Pakistan.
Chaudhry Fawad said Pakistan had a problem with the previous Afghan government because India was using Afghan soil for funding the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
The Afghan Taliban have formed a high-level commission to look into complaints from Pakistan regarding the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the head of the three-member commission formed by the Afghan Taliban regarding Pakistan’s reservations against TTP.