ISLAMABAD, December 9, (APP): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the international community to help avert a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, facing severe economic problems due to its frozen assets, according to media reports.
He said that Pakistan would make every effort to help address the sufferings of the 40 million Afghan people while addressing the inaugural session of the Islamabad Conclave on “Peace and Prosperity in South Asia”, reported APP.
He further said, “Pakistan through the OIC would play its part to reach out to the Afghan people who were in dire need of food, shelter and medicines”.
“Pakistan through the OIC would play its part to reach out to the Afghan people who were in dire need of food, shelter and medicines”, Imran Khan added.
“The freezing of Afghanistan foreign exchange reserves by the United States as one of the major factors behind the economic and humanitarian crisis for Afghans, who were facing problems for the last 40 years”, the PM further added in his speech.
Khan said that peace in Afghanistan was vital for Pakistan and the Central Asian States, which are much interested in regional trade and connectivity.
In addition, the PM further added, “due to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Iran was also facing the problem of refugees”.
Pakistan is to host an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Minister in Islamabad on December 19, to deliberate on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and find a way out to address the sufferings of the Afghan people.