A letter from the Afghan Taliban has indicated the possible beginnings of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, even though Pakistan has not officially declared recognition for the neighbouring country’s new leadership yet.
Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary posted a copy of the letter by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which detailed that the Taliban had made formal appointments at the Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad.
The letter noted the appointment of Afghan officials at the consulate in Peshawar. Sarwary said that the appointments suggested that the Pakistan government had already recognised the Taliban and were working to develop diplomatic relations with them.
افغان طالبان کے اس رسمی مکتوب کے مطابق اسلام آباد کے افغان سفارتخانہ اور اس کے پشاور قونصل خانہ میں طالبان کی طرف سے رسمی تقرریاں کی گئی ہیں جو یہ ظاھر کرتا ہے کہ شائد پاکستان نے افغانستان میں طالبان حکومت کو تسلیم کر لیا ہے اور ان کے ساتھ ڈیپلومیٹک روابط کا آغاز کر لیا ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/AdxTaAXOI2
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) September 26, 2021
At his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan solicited global support for the Afghan Taliban, so that Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists again. Khan said that humanitarian assistance must be provided for the sake of Afghans in order to prevent Afghanistan from descending into chaos again.