December 1, 2022

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FM hopes Afghan government will not allow its soil to be used against any country

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for engagement with Afghan government in wake of looming humanitarian crisis in the country.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, he said Pakistan does not intend to take a unilateral decision about recognition of Afghan government.

The Minister expressed hope that government in Afghanistan will fulfil its commitments and will not allow its soil to be used for terrorism against any country.

He also expressed the hope that Afghan government will live up to its promise that girls and women would be allowed to go to school, college and university.

He underscored the importance of preventing an economic collapse in Afghanistan which could have disastrous implications for the people of Afghanistan.

Responding to a question, the Foreign Minister said international community should focus on dealing with humanitarian crisis instead of blame game. He said abandoning people of Afghanistan will not be beneficial for world community.

To a question, he said Islam guarantees rights of men and women in an equal degree and Pakistan was the first Muslim country to have a female prime minister.  

Regarding a question about Pakistan, he said that all political parties in Pakistan have come together to push electoral and democratic reforms.

He said despite our differences, in the larger national interest, we have come together to pull our country out of a multitude of crisis, including extremism and terrorism, and threat to democracy and economy.