National Security Committee to meet today to discuss situation in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the National Security Committee will meet on Monday to further deliberate on the evolving situation.
PM Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to continue all efforts in support of an inclusive political solution in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, in a telephonic conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he said that Pakistan was facilitating the evacuation of diplomatic personnel and staff of international organizations and others in Kabul, as requested.
During the telephonic conversation, the two leaders reviewed the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan.
The two leaders would consult again after the National Security Committee meeting with a view to coordinating their efforts.
On the other hand, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council will be held on Monday (today) to discuss the situation arising from the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.
In a statement, the UN Secretary-General has urged the Taliban and all other parties to exercise the utmost restraint in order to protect lives in Afghanistan.
Afghan delegation arrives in Islamabad
A high level delegation of Afghan political leaders has arrived in Islamabad. In a tweet, Pakistan’s Representative for Afghanistan, Muhammad Sadiq said that matters of mutual interest will be discussed with them.
The delegation includes Speaker Ulusi Jirga Mir Rehman Rehmani, Salah-ud-din Rabbani, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, Ustad Mohammad Karim Khalili, Ahmad Zia Massoud, Ahmad Wali Massoud, Abdul Latif Pedram, and Khalid Noor.