OIC leaders pledge to help unlock frozen Afghan assets

ISLAMABAD: Muslim nations resolved on Sunday to work with the United Nations to try to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in frozen Afghan assets in a bid to tackle a growing humanitarian crisis.

Addressing an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that if the world did not take action, it would be the biggest humanitarian crisis created by mankind.

The extraordinary session of the OIC began with the recitation of the Holy Quran, after which Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressed the inaugural session.

Addressing the OIC Summit, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he welcomes all the distinguished guests to Pakistan. It is a matter of great pleasure that all the countries participating in the Summit are well aware of the problems of Afghanistan.

He said that no country has faced a situation like Afghanistan, Afghanistan has had corrupt governments for years, the population of Afghanistan is below the poverty line and the banking system is stagnant.

Helping Afghanistan is also our religious responsibility: Imran Khan
He further said that Pakistan had suffered the most in the Afghan war, Pakistan had sacrificed more than 80,000 in the war on terror, borne the burden of 3 million Afghan refugees and millions of Afghan refugees were still living in Pakistan. Are


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