Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan met with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and senior official Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Ambassador Mansoor said that “constructive discussions on efforts for lasting stability in Afghanistan” were underway.
Former President Karzai also said in a tweet that they discussed the latest situation in Afghanistan and the inclusive political process with “national and international legitimacy” amid efforts to form a new government in the war-torn country.
This comes after the Taliban announced the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the 102nd anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule.
The Taliban spokesperson tweeted, “[This is the] declaration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule.”
The insurgent group has sought to show its growing political authority. Senior figures of the group have met ex-president Karzai.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with an eight-member Afghan delegation comprising Salahuddin Rabbani, Muhammad Younis Qanooni, Ustad Muhammad Karim Khalili, Ahmed Zia Masoud, Ustad Muhammad Muhaqiq, Ahmed Wali Masoud, Abdul Latif Pidram and Khalid Noor.
They assured the delegation that Pakistan would do everything for an “inclusive settlement” of the Afghan conflict as the Taliban prepares for the new set-up in Kabul.