INTERNATIONAL DESK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in his recent interview with Judy Woodruff-US journalist- said that US deemed Pakistan as his hired gun in its fight on terror and added that Pakistan has nothing to do with the so-called other’s war in which it lost 70,000 people.
Khan added that Pakistan devastated its economy and a large amount of money was lost in the US war on terror but is still blamed for supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
He said that Pakistan has prompted the Taliban to sit at the negotiating table with the US and he considers it the Pakistani part in the war on terror.
The Pakistani PM talks about his positive role in Afghanistan at a time when the country’s spying agency (ISI) is accused of backing the Taliban in Afghanistan. Afghan NSA Hamdullah Muhib in his recent remarks said that nearly 15,000 religious school’s (Madrasa) students in Pakistan are prepared to cross borders into Afghanistan to fight along with the Taliban.
Imran Khan called the recent claim of the Afghan government nonsense. Afghan President Ghani had said that nearly 10,000 Taliban have crossed borders into Afghanistan.
Khan in his interview acknowledged that military solution has failed in Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to strike a deal for an inclusive government.
The Pakistani PM on the potential eruption of civil war in Afghanistan said that Pakistan will be the only country that will suffer the most in case the war erupts.
He added that Pakistan will face a new influx of Afghan refugees what he called unaffordable due to economic problems the country is facing with. (The Khaama Press)