Pakistan, thought-about mentor of Taliban, apparently sealed its border with Afghanistan on Wednesday after Taliban wrested control from Afghan forces of the border city of Wesh that sits reverse the Pakistani border city of Chaman.
The crossing, within the Spin Boldak district south of Afghanistan’s most important southern metropolis Kandahar, is the landlocked nation’s second busiest entry point and most important industrial artery between its sprawling southwest area and Pakistani ports. Afghan authorities knowledge point out that the route is utilized by 900 vans a day.
Afghan officers stated authorities forces had pushed again the Taliban and had been in control of the district. But Pakistani officers declare the Taliban remained in control of the border crossing.
The Taliban have in current days seized different main border crossings in Herat, Farah and Kunduz provinces within the north and west. Control of border posts permits the Taliban to gather income, in keeping with Shafiqullah Attai, chairman of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment within the capital Kabul.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan late on Wednesday night time telephoned former Afghan president Hamid Karzai inviting him and different leaders to a world convention on Afghanistan to be organised by Pakistan quickly. This can be seen as a determined try by Pakistan to “take control” of the Afghan narrative because the US expedites its withdrawal from Afghanistan. But a Pakistani try will allegedly embolden Taliban which it mentors.
In a tweet, Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated the prime minister assured Karzai that Pakistan would make all out efforts for restoration of peace within the neighbouring nation. However, it isn’t clear how Pakistan can organise this Summit amid Covid surge.