Afghan situation: PM Imran Khan to convene NSC meeting today


Prime Minister Imran Khan has called a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) today (Monday) to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan, according to sources.

As per sources, the NSC will review the situation in Afghanistan, after the Taliban consolidated their hold over the country two decades later.
President Ashraf Ghani fled the country Sunday and conceded the insurgents had won the 20-year war.
The astonishingly quick collapse of the government, with the Afghan Taliban taking over the presidential palace in Kabul Sunday night, triggered fear and panic in the capital.
Thousands of people were on Monday trying to escape Kabul with scenes of chaos as crowds gathered at the airport.
PM Imran Khan spoke to Turkey’s President Erdogan on Sunday, with the two leaders reviewing the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan.
The prime minister had told Erdogan that the NSC would meet on Monday to further deliberate over the evolving situation. The two leaders would consult again after the meeting, with a view to coordinate their efforts.
The prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to continue all efforts in support of an inclusive political solution in Afghanistan.


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