Pakistan made Taliban return in Afghanistan, but now worrying, Imran said - there may be a 'civil war'
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of the risk of civil war in Afghanistan. He said that this will happen when the Taliban is unable to form an inclusive government there. Imran Khan said in an interview to the BBC that if he does not have an inclusive government, then gradually the country is moving towards civil war. If they don't include all the groups, it may happen soon. This will also affect Pakistan.
Imran said that if a civil war breaks out, his country is primarily concerned about the possibility of a humanitarian and refugee crisis. At the same time, Afghan soil is likely to be used by armed groups fighting the Pakistani government. This, he said, would mean an unstable and chaotic Afghanistan. Imran said, Afghanistan will become an ideal place for terror, because if there is no control and fighting is going on there, then it is a matter of concern. Therefore terrorism will flourish on the soil of Afghanistan. At the same time, if there is a humanitarian crisis or a civil war, a refugee issue will arise for us.
No one has right to talk to form inclusive government: Taliban
The Taliban has also rejected Imran's request for a change in the current interim Afghan government. Taliban leader Mohammad Mobin said the extremist organization does not give anyone the right to talk to form an inclusive government. He said, we have got freedom. Like Pakistan, we reserve the right to have our own system. On Monday, Taliban deputy information minister Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would address international human rights concerns once it is formally recognized by countries.
Imran has started talks with Taliban
Last week, Imran Khan said he had started talks with the Taliban for an inclusive government in Kabul that would include people from the Tajik, Hazara and Uzbek communities. A day earlier, member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) said it was important to have an inclusive government in the war-torn country, with representatives from all ethnic, religious and political groups. The Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan in August, promised an "inclusive" government that represented Afghanistan's complex ethnic composition. But there is neither a member of the Hazara community nor a woman in the 33-member interim cabinet.