PM Imran Khan has received a phone call from British PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
The statement from the British Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street said:
The Prime Minister spoke to Pakistani Prime Minister Khan this afternoon about the situation in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister stressed his commitment to work with international partners to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and the wider region.
British Prime Minister underlined that any recognition of the new government in Afghanistan to happen on an international, not unilateral basis.
He said that any legitimacy of any future Taliban government will be subject to them upholding internationally agreed standards on human rights and inclusivity.
The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Khan agreed their governments will keep in close contact in the coming days on the evolving situation.
In the bilateral context, PM Imran Khan highlighted the extensive measures taken by Pakistan to contain the Covid-19, noted that the relevant data had been shared with the UK side, and called for the removal of Pakistan from the Red List.