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Imran Khan announces special cell to address Afghanistan-related matters in Pakistan


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Imran Khan announces the creation of a special Afghan-related cell in Pakistan.

On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the creation of a special body to deal with Afghanistan-related issues in Pakistan.

The Pakistani prime minister “has overseen the creation of a special cell to synergize the various streams of government efforts in Afghanistan, including international coordination of humanitarian assistance and effective border management to prevent any negative spread to Pakistan,” Dawn reported, citing a statement from the Khan’s Office.

The decision came after Khan held discussions with the National Security Committee (KNB) to discuss several security issues given the current situation in Afghanistan.

The KNB is Pakistan’s highest forum for coordination on security issues, and is attended by key federal ministers, the national security adviser, chiefs of services and intelligence officials, Dawn reported.

A few days ago, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Moid Yusuf also met with Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and told her that the world should work with the newly formed Taliban government in Afghanistan.

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Islamabad has called on the world to recognize an interim government in this troubled country. With the exception of a handful of countries such as China and Pakistan, no other country is inclined to recognize this organization and has a policy of waiting and watching.

(With ANI inputs)

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