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Analysts call for international assistance to Afghanistan to avert impending humanitarian crisis
November 22, 2021

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal (IR Expert): The United Nations has rightly urged to prop up the banking system in Afghanistan. Pakistan has already been asking the world community to support Afghanistan in order to avert any humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. If the West does not pay attention to the enormity of the worsening Afghan situation, it may lead to state of anarchy and chaos. Moreover, economic crisis in Afghanistan will result in strengthening of militant organizations. The West must realize that strengthening of banking system in Kabul will be a recipe to stability in Afghanistan. It is a fact that any humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan will shock the entire world and resultant anarchy will have severe repercussions across the globe. 

Abdullah Gul (Defense Analyst): The hasty withdrawal of the United States and its allies from Afghanistan led to instability and uncertainty in the region. Moreover, the dangers of humanitarian crisis are also there as Afghanistan's economy has long been dependent on foreign aid. The country is grappling with twin economic and humanitarian crises, the response to which has been complicated by international aid cutoffs, the freezing of Afghanistan's foreign exchange reserves and sanctions. Afghanistan is extremely vulnerable due to its preexisting economic problems. The insecurity in Afghanistan raises major concerns among its neighbors, particularly as threats of cross-border militancy and drug trafficking reach their borders and affect internal security and stability. The international community must come forward and support the Afghan people. The United States also needs to release the frozen assets of the land-locked country.

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst): The economic collapse in Afghanistan could transform it into a failed state and anything can happen as a result. There may be anarchy and humanitarian crises and the country could again descend into militancy. The influx of a huge number of Afghan refugees into the neighboring countries could pose another challenge. The United Nations has rightly pointed out the perils of an economic crunch in Afghanistan. OIC and the Muslim countries must take concrete measures to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan. The regional stakeholders, including China and Russia, should ensure provision of humanitarian supplies to the Afghan people.  

Ali Muhammad Khan (Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs): For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a Prime Minister has introduced the concept of Islamic welfare state. The Prime Minister wants to follow the 1400 years old principles of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) for running the state affairs. Mostly youth are the followers of our Prime Minister and Imran Khan always advises them to lead their lives as per teachings of Islam rather than to follow the lifestyle of West. The celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi this year and establishment of Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority to promote the teachings of our religion in true spirit shows the intentions of the Prime Minister. PM Imran Khan wants Pakistan to be an Islamic welfare state based on the concept of the state of Madinah. The fundamental principle of a civilized society is the rule of law where the powerful are treated the same way as ordinary people.