Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez called on Afghan leaders to work together to address the evolving situation and “forge a way forward to achieve lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan“.
The spokesman added that his country constantly affirms that a political solution is “indispensable” to resolving the situation and that Pakistan will continue to play its constructive role in promoting this goal, explaining that Pakistan continues to “closely follow the rapid developments of the situation.” current in Afghanistan.
According to the statement, achieving lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and ending the four-decade conflict is a shared responsibility of the international community, adding, “We hope that our collective efforts will help bring lasting peace, progress and prosperity to Afghanistan.”
The Taliban announced the end of the war in Afghanistan after seizing the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul yesterday, while a number of foreign countries rushed today to evacuate their citizens amid chaos at the airport, while Afghans are searching for a way out.
It took just over a week for the Taliban to seize control of the country as US forces withdraw from the country, while Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decided to leave the country on Sunday as fighters entered the capital in an attempt to avoid bloodshed.