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Pakistan Joined America's 'War On Terror' For Dollars: PM Imran Khan


Pakistan Joined America's 'War On Terror' For Dollars: PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan stated becoming a member of the ‘warfare on terror’ was a “self-inflicted wound” for Pakistan (File)

Islamabad:

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at this time regretted the nation’s determination to affix America’s 20-year-long ‘warfare on terror’ in Afghanistan by calling it a “self-inflicted wound” and a choice made for cash and never within the curiosity of the general public.

Imran Khan, who had lengthy been crucial of Pakistan’s participation within the about two-decades-long warfare, claimed that he was near the decision-makers in 2001 when the then army ruler, Basic Pervez Musharraf, determined to turn out to be a part of the ‘warfare on terror’.

“And so, I’m effectively conscious of what concerns went behind the choice. Sadly, the individuals of Pakistan weren’t a consideration,” Mr Khan stated whereas addressing officers of the Ministry of International Affairs in Islamabad.

“The concerns, as a substitute, have been the identical as within the Nineteen Eighties, after we participated within the Afghan jihad,” he stated, referring to the Soviet-Afghan warfare, which was then dubbed because the “holy warfare”.

“We ourselves are accountable… as we let [others] use us, sacrificed the popularity of our nation for support and made a international coverage that went in opposition to the general public curiosity [and was devised] for cash.”

Calling the ‘warfare on terror’ a “self-inflicted wound” for Pakistan, Imran Khan stated, “We can’t blame anybody else for this final result (of the warfare).”

Mr Khan previously had typically cited that Pakistan suffered over 80,000 deaths and financial losses of over $100 billion because of the 20 years of warfare.

Speaking concerning the present scenario in Afghanistan, Mr Khan stated that it’s a “huge atrocity” {that a} man-made disaster is being created “when it’s identified that unfreezing Afghanistan’s accounts and liquidity will avert the disaster”. He stated that addressing the scenario in Afghanistan is necessary for Pakistan as its neighbour as a result of the nation could possibly be hit badly because of the Afghan disaster.

Pakistan will proceed to offer help to Afghanistan in these tough instances, he stated, including that no matter liking or disliking the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the world ought to concentrate on the difficulties being confronted by its 40 million individuals.

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