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Pak PM Imran Khan says Afghanistan can't be 'managed from outside', will continue to support its neighbour

During the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital, Khan spoke on the need to rally international support for immediate humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, which the Taliban currently rule.

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Islamabad, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 3:34 PM IST
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Imran Khan, Pakistan's Prime Minister, said on Friday that Afghanistan cannot be "managed from the outside" and that Islamabad will continue to help the war-torn neighbouring country while also urging the Taliban to keep their commitments. During the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital, Khan spoke on the need to rally international support for immediate humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, which the Taliban currently rule.

The Dawn newspaper reported him, stating, "We must remember that the Afghan government is largely reliant on international help." "The Taliban must follow through on their pledges."
"Afghanistan cannot be governed from the outside," Khan said, adding that "Pakistan has a critical interest in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and would continue to offer its support."
China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan are the eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is having its 21st summit at Dushanbe.

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Afghanistan is a member of the SCO as an observer. The Taliban seized control in Afghanistan on August 15, only two weeks before the United States completed its two-decade war in Afghanistan on August 31. As a result, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was compelled to depart the nation to the United Arab Emirates. As Afghan security personnel trained and equipped by the US and its allies faded away, Taliban militants raced across Afghanistan and took all major cities in a couple of days. Thousands of Afghans and foreigners have fled the country to seek refuge in other countries, notably the United States and several European countries, resulting in complete anarchy and fatalities.

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