In an unique interview on CNN programme ‘Join the World’, host Becky Anderson requested Prime Minister Imran about apprehensions that the Taliban won’t shield human rights, particularly these of girls and youngsters.
“The place Afghanistan goes from right here, I’m afraid none of us can predict,” the premier responded. “We will hope and pray that there’s peace after 40 years. That the Taliban, what they’ve stated, that they need an inclusive authorities, they need girls rights — in their very own context, they need human rights; they’ve given amnesty so, to date what they’ve stated [shows] clearly they need worldwide acceptability.”
The prime minister stated it was a “fallacy” that Afghanistan could possibly be managed from exterior, saying historical past confirmed “no puppet authorities in Afghanistan is supported by the individuals”.
“So somewhat than sitting right here and considering that we will management them, we must always incentivise them as a result of this present authorities in Afghanistan clearly feels that with out worldwide assist and assist they won’t be able to cease this disaster. We […] ought to push them in the appropriate course.”
Afghanistan at ‘historic crossroads’
The premier stated Afghanistan was at present at a “historic crossroads”, and it might see peace after 4 a long time if the Taliban labored in direction of an inclusive authorities.
“But when it goes mistaken, and which is what we’re actually apprehensive about, it might go to chaos, the largest humanitarian disaster, an enormous refugee drawback, unstable Afghanistan and […] the potential of once more terrorism from Afghanistan’s soil,” he added.
When pressed about considerations relating to girls’s rights, Imran stated it was a “mistake” to assume somebody from exterior would give Afghan girls their rights.
“Afghan girls are sturdy. Give them time, they are going to get their rights,” he stated. “You can not impose girls’s rights from overseas.”