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Islamic Countries Pledge Humanitarian Trust Fund for Afghanistan

HeadlineDec 20, 2021

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has vowed to establish a humanitarian trust fund for Afghanistan in hopes of averting widespread hunger and economic crisis. The U.S. and its allies froze billions of dollars of assets and aid after the August Taliban takeover. Pakistan hosted the major emergency summit of Islamic states. This is Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaking Sunday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan: “And I must say that we have to — and I speak to the United States specifically — they must delink the Taliban government from the 40 million Afghan citizens, even if they have — they’ve been in conflict with Taliban for 40 years — 20 years. But this is a question of the people of Afghanistan, 40 million human beings. And that’s why it is very important that action is taken immediately. Already we are late.”

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