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Pakistan quietly permits Taliban-appointed ‘diplomats’ to take cost of Afghan missions

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Although Pakistan doesn’t recognise the Taliban because the reliable authorities in Kabul, it nonetheless issued visas to the appointed “diplomats”

Pakistan has quietly allowed the Taliban-appointed “diplomats” to take cost of the Afghan embassy and consulates within the nation, a media report stated on October 30.

Although Pakistan doesn’t recognise the Taliban because the reliable authorities in Kabul, it nonetheless issued visas to the appointed “diplomats”.

Sardar Muhammad Shokaib has began working because the First Secretary within the Afghan embassy in Islamabad, whereas Hafiz Mohibullah, Mullah Ghulam Rasool and Mullah Muhammad Abbas have been assigned to the Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi consulates of Afghanistan, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Mr. Shokaib would successfully be the Afghan Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad.

The Afghan embassy in Islamabad has been with out an Ambassador since July when the final envoy underneath the earlier regime, Najibullah Alikhil, left due to controversy on account of alleged abduction of his daughter Silsila Alikhil.

No particulars about Mr. Shokaib had been shared however in line with a report by Voice of America, he’s an ethnic Pashtun from Zabul Province who served within the Information and Cultural Department in southern Kandahar and was related to a Taliban journal.

He reportedly as soon as labored because the Taliban spokesman underneath the title of Qari Yousaf Ahmadi and was arrested in Pakistan and later lived in Peshawar for a number of years.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar tried to minimize the brand new appointments by saying that it was an “administrative matter”.

“With regard to appointment of new staff in the Afghan embassy, this is an administrative matter and is meant to enable the embassy to perform its functions, primarily the consular functions as you are aware there are millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and there are visa issues as well,” he stated.

Pakistan has been making an attempt to persuade the world to diplomatically interact with the Taliban after they set up their de-facto management on Afghanistan on August 15. However, the world is skeptical about them and seeking to decide them on guarantees to respect human rights earlier than any sort of recognition.

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