Pakistan calls for addressing Afghanistan’s humanitarian, economic crisis


NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan has underscored the need for addressing Afghanistan’s humanitarian and economic crisis. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN Munir Akram warned that consequences would be massive human suffering, more Afghan refugees, revival of internal conflict and an intensified threat from terrorist groups, like Daesh if the crisis is not addressed. The UN Security Council examined the policies of the Taliban, who took control of that country in August last year. The Pakistani envoy said the primary objective must be to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan. Online