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Pakistan says will close Durand Line if Taliban seize power

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KABUL: Pakistan would close borders if the Taliban forcibly seized power in Afghanistan, the country’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan said.

A Pakistani Newspaper Dawn quoted Khan as saying that Afghanistan could connect Pakistan’s trade ties with the central Asian countries. He said that Pakistan would pay all-out efforts to press the Taliban to engage into negotiations with the Afghan government.

Pakistan is blamed for providing financial and logistic support to the Taliban. The insurgent group have been enjoying safe havens and training camps there. The Financial Action Task Force will remain Pakistan in gray list due to money laundering and terrorist financing.

The violence remains in an unabated high level- with the Taliban stepping up offensives across the country. Earlier, the UN Security Council in a report said that the Taliban sought military victory and that some of the group’s top leader sans intention for peace. Chairman of the high council for national reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday called for continuation of peace talks to end the ongoing conflicts.

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