Pakistan’s Nationwide Safety Advisor stated on Wednesday that his nation can not host any extra Afghan refugee for a number of causes, together with monetary constraints.
“Pakistan is in no situation proper now to just accept any extra refugees,” Moeed Yusuf advised a information convention within the capital, Islamabad. He stated Pakistan is already internet hosting greater than 3 million Afghan refugees who had fled the battle and violence of their nation over the previous a long time.
Mr. Yusuf stated Pakistan will attempt to do no matter is feasible to assist Afghans, however that worldwide efforts ought to step as much as forestall a humanitarian disaster. He requested the world neighborhood to not repeat the previous mistake of abandoning Afghanistan.
Mr. Yusuf additionally warned that the Islamic State group and different militants — together with the Pakistani Taliban who’ve sought refuge throughout the border — may exploit such a state of affairs.
“You need not assume an excessive amount of to know what is going to occur. There can be a safety vacuum. You already know ISIS is current there, Pakistani Taliban are current there, al-Qaeda is there,” he stated, including that these teams are sworn enemies each of Pakistan and the West.
“If Afghanistan destabilizes the spillover impact involves Pakistan,” he stated. Mr. Yusuf additionally requested the worldwide neighborhood to constructively interact with the Taliban for the sake of peace and stability within the area.