Russia, China urge Karzai, Abdullah to form inclusive govt


President’s Envoy Zamir Kabulov, Special Envoy Yue Xiaoyong represented Russia and China respectively during the meeting…reports Asian Lite News.

Russian and Chinese Envoys to Afghanistan on Tuesday urged former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan that respect women rights and promote equal right of education for all Afghans.

Pakistan’s special envoy to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq Khan was also present in the meeting, Abdullah Abdullah informed in a tweet.

“We exchanged views on the current developments in the country, & welcomed the role of AFG’s neighbours in achieving peace, stability & inclusive government. They emphasised on formation of an inclusive government acceptable to all, peace, stability, moderate policy, respecting women rights, equal right of education for all Afghans & regional cooperation,” Abdullah tweeted.

President’s Envoy Zamir Kabulov, Special Envoy Yue Xiaoyong represented Russia and China respectively during the meeting.

Several countries have been reiterating the Taliban to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan but the group continue to crack down on minority and women.

Afghans will organise a protest outside the UN office in Geneva on International Day of Peace on September 21 against “illegal takeover of Afghanistan” and “persecution of religious and ethnic minorities” by the Taliban regime, a rights activist said.

On Monday, the Taliban barred female employees from entering the Ministry of Women Affairs in Kabul, allowing only males into the building, an employee of the ministry said.

Meanwhile, women in different parts of Kabul are also holding demonstrations to include women in the government formed by the Taliban.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed that failure to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan may lead to civil war in the country.

He also reiterated the Taliban to form a government that respect human rights, and ensure Afghanistan’s soil is not used to house terrorists that could be a threat to Pakistan’s security, reported Geo News.

“If they do not include all the factions [in the government] sooner or later they will have a civil war. That would mean an unstable, chaotic, Afghanistan and an ideal place for terrorists. That is a worry,” Khan said during an interview with UK media.

PM’s remarks came at a time when Pakistan itself is being slammed by the international community for not safeguarding the interest of minorities in the country.

In a recent attack on minorities in Pakistan, a Hindu temple in Bhong town in Rahim Yar Khan was vandalised. The videos of attack and vandalism went viral and were picked up by both local and international media, reported The Nation.

Meanwhile, reports also suggest that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has failed miserably to uphold the security of women in the country.

As per the reporters, nearly 6,754 women were abducted in the country’s Punjab province in the first half of 2021. Out of that, 1890 women were raped, 3721 were tortured whereas 752 children were raped. (ANI)

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