Afghan economy could shrink 30% or more in coming months: IMF

The Afghan economy, that is already going from bad to worse since the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, could shrink by 30 per cent or more in the coming months warned International Monetary Fund (IMF). Most of the international forums including the IMF, World Bank, EU, US stopped their aids and assistance to Afghanistan with the …

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India pitches for inclusive political settlement to Afghan crisis

India on Wednesday reaffirmed the need for an inclusive negotiated political settlement to the Afghan crisis and said the territory of Afghanistan should not be used to the detriment of any other country. In a virtual interactive session at an industry chamber, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said New Delhi is in touch with all …

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Taliban welcome Indian aid as Pakistan conveys decision to India

The Taliban have welcomed Pakistan’s decision to allow India to send wheat to Afghanistan through the land route and expressed readiness again to have Indian diplomats back in the country. This followed Pakistan’s announcement that it had formally conveyed to India its decision to allow, as a goodwill gesture, transportation of Indian wheat to Afghanistan …

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