The world must engage with Afghanistan, Pakistan’s national security advisor says
- The international community needs to engage with Afghanistan to prevent a humanitarian crisis and a security vacuum, said Pakistan's National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf.
- Last month, the Taliban returned to power after the civilian government in Afghanistan collapsed as the United States withdrew its forces from there.
- Most countries are waiting to see what kind of a government the Taliban will form but some, like China, Russia and India, have already held diplomatic talks with the group.
- The militant group has sought to distance itself from past brutalities as international recognition would likely give them access to international aid that Afghanistan desperately needs.