The Taliban Promised to Cooperate, Says Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi

Kabul – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced the results of his one-day visit to Kabul at a news conference on Thursday (October 21st).

Qureshi said the Afghan leadership had assured the Pakistani delegation that it would not allow anyone to use Afghan territory against Pakistan.

According to him, the Taliban do not allow the Balochistan Liberation Army and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to operate against Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s foreign minister also said that his country would provide five billion rupees in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

According to him, Afghanistan will talk to Islamabad if it needs hospitals, medicine, or any other priority, and Pakistan is ready to provide humanitarian aid.

The Pakistani foreign minister said the leadership of the Taliban interim government was grateful that Islamabad had helped them in difficult times.

He described the situation in Afghanistan as “transitional” and said that Pakistan would play a role in overcoming it.

The Taliban delegation is scheduled to travel to Pakistan in the coming days.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the Taliban leadership had expressed its full support for the Casa-1000 projects, the Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India (TAPI) gas pipeline, and the Uzbek-Afghan-Pak railway.

Qureshi added that after this, Afghan citizens do not need permission from the Pakistani Interior Ministry to cross the border.

Similarly, Qureshi said his country’s border crossings with Afghanistan are open 24/7.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Kabul on Thursday at the head of a delegation comprised of various Pakistani officials. He met with Taliban Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund at the presidential palace.