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Takashi Okada made a three-day visit to Afghanistan from 21-24 Nov for meetings, including with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Pakistan’s decision to let India send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat & lifesaving medicines was communicated by Imran Khan govt to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
The United Nations Development Programme pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan's banking sector due to worsening liquidity problems and a rise in non-performing loans.
No country has recognised the Taliban dispensation in Kabul, but Afghan diplomats are operating on their own, offering consular services for their people living abroad.
Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said if the current situation prevails, it will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis.
Uncertainty after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan pushed up opium prices in August & September 2021. But output is up by 8% and incentives for cultivation have risen, report adds.
PM Imran Khan last week said Pakistan will allow India to send shipments to Afghanistan by the land route. But New Delhi is still weighing its options.
No country will be able to provide security cover and aid to Afghanistan like the US. With China and Pakistan appropriating strategic space, India has little elbow room.
Pakistan PM meets Taliban delegation, assures support for Afghan people. Meetings took place in Islamabad a day after India hosted a dialogue of security chiefs of 7 nations.
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