It is unfair to blame Pakistan for US setback in Afghanistan: PM

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Sep, 2019. 07:16 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that accusing Pakistan for the setbacks suffered by America in Afghanistan is unfair.

In an interview to Russian Today (RT), the Prime Minister said Pakistan would not be a dangerous country in the world today if it did not fight the US war after 9/11.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan lost 70,000 lives and the economy suffered a loss of $ 100 billion, Pakistan should have been neutral in this war of America.

These groups turned against Pakistan because we joined the Afghan war and owing to this we had become one of the world’s most dangerous country.

Americans are blaming us for not succeeding in Afghanistan, it is not fair to Pakistan, Premier reiterated.

He added that the same groups were trained in the war against the Soviet Union, which was funded by the America’s Central Investigation Agency (CIA).

“When the Americans come into Afghanistan, the same groups are supposed to say that now because the Americans are there, it is no longer Jihad it is terrorism,” Prime minister said while highlighting the contradiction.

He added that in the end, the United States blames us for its failure in Afghanistan.

On Saturday 7 September, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, albeit separate, talks with the two sides Sunday in Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, but that the Taliban’s persistent, grisly campaign of violence made them untrustworthy partners.

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,” Trump said in a tweet.

He further wrote “Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations.”

“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse!” Trump said.

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