Qureshi calls for rebooting Afghan banking system


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday stressed the rebooting of the banking system of Afghanistan, claiming that it will be the first big step towards the economic stability of the country.

Talking to media in Islamabad, the FM said that Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation countries may contribute to the capacity building of the Afghans.

He highlighted that many Afghan nationals living abroad want to help their families by re-mitting money. Qureshi urged the international community to reach out, as ordinary Afghans were suffering immensely due to no fault of their own.

Warning the world of the looming humanitar-ian crisis in Afghanistan, the minister said that Pakistan, being an immediate neighbour, is con-cerned over the situation because it has an inter-est in the peace and stability of the war-torn country.

“The extraordinary session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers is aimed at drawing the world’s attention to the plight of the Afghan peo-ple. The OIC has been supporting the Afghan people over the years,” he remarked.

He further added that if attention was not paid to avert the humanitarian crisis and eco-nomic collapse in Afghanistan, it will become the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, cancel-ling the gains of the last 20 years.


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