KABUL: Taliban have invited Ismaili Muslims’ spiritual leader His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to visit Afghanistan.
Taliban invite Aga Khan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Saturday that top leaders of the group met an envoy of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Akbar Pesnani, to discuss a comprehensive development strategy for Afghanistan, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.
The Taliban announced that interim government’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi met Mr Pesnani and the latter briefed him on the activities of the AKDN aimed at developing the cultural, economic and social spheres in Afghanistan.
Mr Pesnani also said over 140 cultural heritage sites had been restored in Afghanistan with the foundation’s assistance. Hanafi said the Taliban were ready to assist the foundation in its mission in the country.
Emphasizing that the joint activities should focus on the development of the healthcare and education systems in Afghanistan, Hanafi said the Taliban had already begun creating conditions for girls’ education in the country.
Mr Pesnani also stated that the first priority should be the development of women education in Afghanistan.
Currently, Afghanistan is faced with various issues as the country’s government collapsed on Aug 15, 2021, before the Taliban took control. Taliban invite Aga Khan.–ANI