Pakistan envoy claims Islamabad in touch with Taliban

“Not all ministers should speak on the subject at any platform, including media. Only the concerned ministers are authorised to make statements on the current situation of Afghanistan,” The Frontier Post reported on the official statement by the Prime Minister.

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Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan has averred that Islamabad is in touch with the Taliban terror guild. He further added that the foundation desire for an inclusive government in the neighbouring country.

“We are in contact with the Taliban,” Khan said in an interview, the statement reported by The News International. “Our special envoy was in contact with them in Qatar, and Mullah Baradar and other leaders of the Taliban held talks with us there. We had also spoken to the Afghan delegation, which Abdullah Abdullah was leading,” he added.

He further averred that Pakistan wished to see an inclusive government as stated by the local newspaper. However, on the other hand, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had debarred its officials to communicate and issue any official statement on the recent capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to a recent media report. The report said: Khan has told some members of his cabinet to keep quiet on Afghanistan as it’s a ‘sensitive’ matter.

“Not all ministers should speak on the subject at any platform, including media. Only the concerned ministers are authorised to make statements on the current situation of Afghanistan,” The Frontier Post reported on the official statement by the Prime Minister.

Afghans have sanctioned the free stating protests and social media protests by Pakistan on their behalf as a proxy, following the Taliban takeover. On Wednesday, Imran Khan visited the members of the Afghan delegation and assured them that no other country was interested in ‘peace’ in Afghanistan than Pakistan.