Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on 27 July that the United States “really messed it up” in Afghanistan with their military invasion of the country.
“And people like me who kept saying that there’s no military solution, who know the history of Afghanistan, we were called . . . people like me were called anti-American. I was called Taliban Khan,” he told US broadcaster PBS.
According to Khan, Afghanistan needs to move towards an “inclusive government” involving a power-sharing agreement between Kabul and the Taliban.
“So, the Taliban sit down with the other side and they form an inclusive government. This is the best outcome,” Khan said.
On 28 July, Pakistan re-opened the Spin Boldak crossing with Afghanistan, controlled by the Taliban. According to Reuters, over 100 trucks carrying supplies have already crossed over from Pakistan into Afghanistan.