Pakistan stated that despite the actions of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the United States still decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Lightning acquisition The “logical conclusion” of the conflict in Afghanistan, as thousands of Afghans flooded into Pakistan from the southern border crossing.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the country’s top military and civilian leaders at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday.
The National Security Council, including General Kamal Javed Bajwa, Chief of Staff of Pakistan’s Army and Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, head of intelligence, stated that Pakistan calls on all parties in Afghanistan to respect human rights and ensure that the land in Afghanistan is not It is used against other countries.
“The National Security Council reiterated Pakistan’s position that there has never been a military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan,” said a statement issued after the meeting.
“The ideal time to end the conflict through negotiations may be when the U.S./NATO forces reach their maximum military strength in Afghanistan. Now continuing to extend the foreign military presence will not produce different results.”
The statement said that US President Joe Biden decided Continue withdrawing It is “the logical conclusion of this conflict.”
“Now is the time for the international community to work together to ensure an inclusive political solution for Afghanistan’s long-term peace, security and development. [and] The area. “
Earlier Monday, in a speech at the launching ceremony of the Pakistan Education Curriculum Project, Prime Minister Khan briefly mentioned the conflict in Afghanistan when talking about the need to break the chain of cultural imperialism.
“Now in Afghanistan, they have broken the chains of slavery, but to break the chains of spiritual slavery, these chains have not been broken,” he said.
Pakistan stated that its embassy and consulate will continue to process visas, documents and transportation for the repatriation of Pakistanis, diplomats, journalists and staff of international organizations who wish to leave Afghanistan.
However, on Monday, Pakistan National Airlines stated that it was forced to suspend all flights between Kabul and Islamabad due to an “uncertain security situation”. At Kabul International Airport.
A statement from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said: “The reason for this decision was the lack of adequate security and airport staff at Kabul Airport, and the runway was overcrowded.”
The airline said that on Monday, three flights were originally scheduled to carry about 900 passengers from Kabul to Islamabad, but all flights were cancelled.
After the Taliban took over the northern Tolkam border crossing a day ago, the country’s two main land border crossings with Afghanistan, Chaman and Tolkam, remained open on Monday. Chaman, known as Spin Boldak on the Afghan side of the border, was arrested in mid-July.
Local officials told Al Jazeera that on Monday, thousands of Afghans poured into Pakistan from Chaman, Afghanistan.
Ajab Khan, a local security official, said that the number of Afghans entering Pakistan through the border crossing is about twice the normal daily traffic volume. The border crossing requires Afghans to hold a valid Afghan national identity card or a Pakistani refugee registration card to cross the border.
Officials and local reporters said that many Afghans were also seen returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan through the border crossing.
There are no pedestrians crossing the border crossing at Tolkham in northeastern Afghanistan, which is in line with the regulations established a few weeks ago to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reported from the border crossing that trade traffic had resumed, but the speed was slow, causing truck lines to stretch for several kilometers on both sides.
Also on Monday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi met in Islamabad with a delegation of Afghan political leaders-including the speaker of the country’s lower house.
Soon after Kabul was surrounded by Taliban fighters, the delegation arrived in Islamabad on Sunday.
A statement from Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the region cannot withstand the continued instability in Afghanistan because it will have a negative impact on the goal of peace and connectivity in the region.”
“He added that it will be important for the international community to continue to participate in Afghanistan’s enduring peace and stability efforts because it is a shared responsibility.”
The delegation included Mir Rehman Rehmani, Speaker of the House of Commons, Salahuddin Rabbani, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, Mohammad Karim Khalili, Ahmad Zia Massoud, Ahmad Wali Massoud, Abdul Latif Pedram, Khalid Noor, and Pakistan’s special envoy Mohammad Mohaqiq Afghanistan.