Evacuation of Pakistanis from Afghanistan completed: Mansoor Khan

Dunya News

We have no interference in the formation of new government in Afghanistan

KABUL (Dunya News) – Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan said that the evacuation of Pakistanis from Afghanistan has been completed, adding that last week 400 Pakistanis were sent back home safely.

While talking to Dunya News program “Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath”, the ambassador said that currently, 20 to 30 persons Pakistanis are working in Afghanistan. “We are also assisting foreigners in evacuation,” he added.

Mansoor Khan also said that the Taliban are holding meetings to form a new government. “The Taliban want the withdrawal of foreign troops till August 31. The Taliban will announce a new government after the withdrawal of foreign troops,” he mentioned.

The Pakistani ambassador further maintained that Pakistan played a facilitating role in the Afghan peace process. “We have no interference in the formation of new government in Afghanistan and Pakistan only wants peace in Afghanistan,” he explained.

Yesterday while exclusively talking to Dunya News, the ambassador said, “Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan always categorically stated that there is no military solution to the situation in Afghanistan. Now the world is also supporting Pakistan s stance.”

He said Pakistan has consistently been emphasising on an inclusive political solution to end the Afghan conflict. He said engagement and consultation between Taliban and other Afghan leaders is a positive sign to establish politically negotiated government in Afghanistan.

He maintained that apart from Panjshir, the Taliban have taken control everywhere in the Afghanistan. He said that Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan and the new government in Afghanistan must be formed through mutual consultations of all the stakeholders in the country. “All factions should be made part of this government,” he added.