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Taliban appeals India to fund Afghanistan’s urban development

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Taliban rule, which started around 16 months ago in Afghanistan has not been accepted by the world, and the Taliban’s financial situation is worsening. In order to solve this issue, it has now asked for India’s help. The Taliban regime has appealed India to make investments in Afghanistan, and its leaders have asked India to invest in basic amenities like roads in coastal Afghanistan, and the private sector should be included in the same ambit.

As per the Afghan rulers, investments in such resources will increase employment in the country and the local economy will be boosted. The Taliban recently made this request in its meeting with the head of the Indian technical mission. The Taliban regime, during the meeting, said that Indian business cities and housing should play their roles especially in the New Kabul city project.

On the other hand, Pakistan is suffering during Taliban rule, while it was of the opinion that during the same, it will rule from behind the scenes, and therefore, it had helped Taliban overtly. But from then till now, the situation for Pakistan has worsened.

As per the claims made by news channel TOLONews, India can commence the stalled G20 projects in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) has said that Indian in-charge, Bharat Kumar, has shown India’s interest in improving relations and restarting Delhi’s projects in Afghanistan. This statement was made by Kumar during his meeting with Hamdullah Nomani, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, Afghanistan.

In August 2021, after Taliban rose to power in Afghanistan, India had to shut all its projects. Prior to Taliban rule starting, in 2 decades, India had invested around 25 thousand crore rupees in the country, because of which, more than 400 projects were launched in 34 provinces of Afghanistan, which are currently at a halt.

 

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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