Imran Khan talks with the Taliban: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that he had started talks with the Taliban for an inclusive government in Kabul comprising people from the Tajik, Hazara and Uzbek communities. The day before, member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) said it was important to have an inclusive government in the war-torn country, with representatives from all ethnic, religious and political groups. .
The Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan in August, have promised an “inclusive” government that represents Afghanistan’s complex ethnic makeup, but the 33-member interim cabinet has no Hazara community members or women .
Imran Khan wrote on Twitter: “After a meeting in Dushanbe with the leaders of the countries neighboring Afghanistan, in particular after a long discussion with the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahman, I expressed my concern about a inclusive Afghan government representing Tajiks, Hazara and Uzbek communities I spoke with the Taliban.
However, he or other officials did not provide further details about the talks Khan had with the Taliban. Khan wrote in another tweet: “After 40 years of conflict, this inclusion will ensure peace and a stable Afghanistan, which is in the interest not only of Afghanistan, but also of the region.”
Addressing the SCO summit on Friday, Khan said, “The Taliban must keep promises made for an inclusive political structure where all ethnic groups are represented. This is necessary for stability in Afghanistan.
In addition to ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for terrorists, it is also necessary to ensure respect for the rights of all Afghans, he said.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization leaders, in a joint statement released after the conclusion of the organization’s annual summit, said on Friday that Afghanistan should become a free, democratic and peaceful country free from terrorism, war and drugs, and a war-torn country. . It is important to have an “inclusive” government, which includes representatives of all ethnic, religious and political groups.
Referring to the presence of at least 14 members of the UN Security Council blacklisted terrorist organization in the Taliban interim government in Afghanistan, the joint statement said: “Member States believe that Afghanistan has an inclusive policy. of all ethnic, religious and political groups.