Prime Minister calls for constructive engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

English Official News

Islamabad, November 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged constructive engagement of the international community and urgent measures to prevent the looming humanitarian crisis in the face of serious economic challenges in Afghanistan. Talking to Speaker of the Council of Representatives of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Fawzia Bint Abdullah Zainal, along with a parliamentary delegation in Islamabad today, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge closer ties with the Kingdom in all facets of cooperation.

Highlighting the serious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister stressed the need for unfreezing of Afghanistan’s financial assets. He expressed special gratitude to the leadership of Bahrain for the care afforded to the 120,000 strong Pakistani Diaspora, in particular during the testing times of the global pandemic.

Apprising the visiting dignitary on the ongoing and egregious human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister stressed the need for the international community, in particular the Muslim world, to raise its voice for the protection of the fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

He also highlighted Islamophobia as the leading issue faced by Muslims globally, and emphasized the importance of unity and solidarity among the Ummah to tackle such issues collectively. The Speaker agreed with the Prime Minister for a constructive and collective response of the Islamic world to the situation in Afghanistan, and support for the Muslim causes. Recalling continued and close cooperation, bilaterally as well as at multilateral fora, the Speaker expressed desire to further strengthen mutual collaboration, in particular in the fields of trade, commerce and investment.

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