Sh Rasheed warns of humanitarian crisis if Afghan accounts seized


Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has warned that seizure of Afghan accounts was not wise thinking as it would create humanitarian crisis turning Afghanistan into Scandinavia in eight days.

‘We should hope that Taliban would take steps with the world and would not allow terrorist outfits TTP or Daesh to use their land as they had said,’ he said addressing a press conference here on Sunday.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that intelligence chiefs of eight countries visited Pakistan yesterday (Saturday) including two superpowers.

In the present circumstances, no desire of India be fulfilled and no bloodshed occurred. He said that Indian media shouting to impose ban on Pakistan.

The Interior Minister said that Narendra Modi’s media leveling baseless allegations against Pakistan Army on Panjsher’s fabricated stories and airing baseless news stories.

It should bear in mind that Pakistan’s interest in Afghanistan was only peace, stability and development.

‘Indian media is based 80 to 85 percent on lies,’ he said adding that Pakistan Army had protected its board to avoid any terrorism activity.

Pakistan had great significance geographically in the region and it would also talk to the world on peace, he added.

Sheikh Rasheed said, ‘We facilitated Mula Biradran to sit with Americans at tables for the cause of peace.’

The United States left Afghanistan by signing an agreement and Pakistan did not sign any signature on that. We did not guide them to do anything but we are only facilitator of peace, he said.

Interior Minister said, earlier, diplomatic planes had to request Pakistan for flying in her air limits but after the successful foreign policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan now they request to land in the country.

Pakistan made great efforts for evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, he said and added, ‘Pakistan Army had allowed to move eight to ten thousand people (foreigners) with great hospitality from Pakistan to their homelands, or where they want to go.’

The Interior Ministry had issue 21 days visa to them and issued even one month visa to those foreigners, who could not fly to their destinations due to flight delays etc.

He said, ‘There is no refugees camp across the country and those, who entered the country illegally had been sent back even from Karachi.

Replying to a question about U.S. President Joe Biden’s talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping, he said that they talked around 70 minutes and it was a great step.—INP

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