Pakistan Calls For World To 'Engage' With Taliban Government

Pakistan Calls For World To 'Engage' With Taliban Government

Andrew H. Sweet

On Wednesday, in an address to foreign media in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, Moeed Yusuf urged the international community not to repeat past mistakes.

Asked if there were human rights concerns under a Taliban government, the Pakistani national security adviser said international powers could only exercise leverage on those issues if it engaged with the country.

Pakistan had held talks with Taliban leaders regarding security concerns, specifically with the Pakistani Taliban armed group with many fighters based in eastern Afghanistan.

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