Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that only their recognition is less impactful and the US must recognize the Taliban sooner or later.

He said that not only them, but the US, China, Russia, and European Union must come forward and recognize the Taliban.

Imran Khan in his interview with AP said that the US should unfreeze billions of dollars of the people of Afghanistan to avert the looming humanitarian crisis in the country.

He said if the United States does not unfreeze the reserves, Afghanistan will collapse and goes into a chaotic situation, the people of Afghanistan will be the losers.

The Pakistani Premier cited UNHCR saying that 95% of people are estimated to be under the poverty line by next year in Afghanistan so the US must come up with a solution for the people of Afghanistan.

The US has currently frozen nearly ten billion dollars of the reserves of the central banks of Afghanistan.

He suggested a joint policy by the neighboring countries towards Afghanistan as he believes that only Pakistan recognition will not make much difference.

Pakistan was one of the first countries that recognized the Taliban in the first place in the late 90s but seems to be cautious this time and is awaiting the world.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.