ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday spoke in regards to the Taliban’s therapy of girls in Afghanistan and mentioned that he feels “very strongly that it is a mistake to think that someone from the outside will give Afghan women their rights [because] Afghan women are strong.
” Give them time, and they’ll get their rights,” PM Imran Khan mentioned throughout an unique interview with CNN‘s Becky Anderson at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.
With regards to ladies having the identical rights as males in private and non-private lives, PM Khan mentioned: “Women should have the ability in society to fulfil their potential in life [but] you cannot impose women’s rights in Afghanistan from abroad.”
The premier additionally make clear the way forward for Afghanistan, the Taliban regime, and Pakistan’s relationship with the United States.
According to a report revealed by Geo.television citing CNN, the premier mentioned that so as to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan, the world ought to “engage with the Taliban” and they need to even be “incentivised” on points similar to inclusive authorities and girls’s rights.
Per the outlet, PM Khan mentioned that Pakistan needed to endure a “terrible” relationship with the United States which turned out to be disastrous for Pakistan.
He added that the nation, beneath his management, is now searching for a “more pragmatic approach in dealing with Afghanistan’s new leaders.”
The premier instructed the outlet that Afghanistan is on a “historic crossroad” and it may lastly obtain peace after 40 years if the incumbent Taliban authorities may kind an inclusive authorities by getting all of the factions on board.
“But if it goes wrong and which is what we are really worried about, it could go to chaos. The biggest humanitarian crisis, a huge refugee problem, and the reemergence of terrorism ” he mentioned, including that since Afghanistan is present process a essential state of affairs, the Taliban regime is trying in direction of the world for help.
“[The provision of aid] could be used to push the group towards the right direction and legitimacy,” he mentioned, stressing that the nation ought to stay sovereign and shouldn’t be managed by exterior forces.
“No puppet government in Afghanistan is supported by the people,” he mentioned. “So rather than sitting here and thinking that we can control them, we should incentivise them. Because Afghanistan, this current government, clearly feels that without international aid and help, they will not be able to stop this crisis. So we should push them in the right direction.”
The premier additionally mentioned that had the Taliban taken over Afghanistan by army pressure, a civil conflict would have ensued, including that Pakistan was frightened of such repercussions as it could have change into the largest sufferer.
He mentioned that for the reason that Taliban have taken management of the nation, the world ought to “give them time” in order that they might ship their guarantees and kind a legit authorities.
When questioned in regards to the determination of the United States and NATO forces to withdraw from Afghanistan, PM Khan mentioned that the “US should have attempted a political settlement with the Taliban from a position of strength,” the outlet mentioned.
According to PM Khan, since Pakistan determined to help the US on its War on Terror, hundreds of Pakistanis have been killed in terrorist assaults by militant teams.
“Just because we sided with the US, we became an ally of the US after 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. The suffering this country went through with at one point there were 50 militant groups attacking our government… on top of it, they must also know there were 480 drone attacks by the US in Pakistan,” he instructed the outlet.
He additionally referred to as out the US for repeatedly accusing Pakistan of harbouring terrorists and mentioned: “What are these safe havens? The area of Pakistan along the border of Afghanistan had the heaviest surveillance by the United States drones … surely they would have known if there were any safe havens?”
The premier mentioned that Pakistan was unable to take army motion in opposition to the Afghan Taliban as a result of they weren’t attacking Pakistan.
“Pakistan had its own internal matters to look at, such as attacks from the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).”
He mentioned that had he been within the authorities at the moment, he would have taken a unique plan of action.
“I cannot destroy my country to fight someone else’s war,” he mentioned. “My responsibility would have been to the people of my country.”