PM Imran to reply to Trump letter

Pakistan won't be treated like'hired gun anymore says PM Imran

Pakistan won't be treated like'hired gun anymore says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that U.S. wants our help to establish peace in Afghanistan and I always believed that instead of "do more" we should play a role in the Afghan peace process. "We would like a proper relationship with the United States". He said peace in Afghanistan is in Pakistan's interest, so his government will do "everything" to help. "They said that we have time and time again asked the Americans, 'Can you tell us where the sanctuaries are, and we will go after them?' There are no sanctuaries in Pakistan", he said.

Mr Khan said a precipitous American withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to a repeat of the chaos of the 1990s.

"I have never understood these accusations [that Pakistan is harboring Taliban leaders]".

Khan also expressed hope that Islamabad and New Delhi would resume talks after the General Elections in India next summer.

"President Trump sent a letter to Prime Minister Khan, requesting Pakistan's full support to the US-led Afghan peace process and Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad's upcoming trip to the region", a spokesperson of the National Security Council, White House, told PTI.

PM Khan also denied that there were any sanctuaries for Taliban leaders in Pakistan. Our border between Pakistan and Afghanistan has the greatest amount of surveillance.

Khan said he wanted a relationship with the U.S. like the one with China - "not one-dimensional" and a "trade relationship". It is the responsibility of all countries to remain alongside the Afghan security forces and help them in fighting terrorism. "Who would not want to be friends with a superpower?" he said.

"If we left precipitously right now I do not believe they would be able to successfully defend their country", he said, adding that "the operational military situation is largely stalemated". "Now I'm happy that everyone realizes there is only a political solution", he said. "It has to be a regional solution, not just a solution centred in Afghanistan", he said.

He also said that the exports and remittances were going up, explaining that the investors were taking keen interest by coming to the country.

"In this regard, he has sought Pakistan's support and facilitation", it continued.

In short, Pakistan's diplomacy is on trial for sure; it of course should help its neighbours and also work together with the USA for peace in Afghanistan.

The US envoy said they are trying to bring about those circumstances that allows those negotiation among Afghans to occur. "It will be hard to reach a settlement without some form of assistance from Pakistan". I don't think we have to get anymore statement from anybody. "Instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures, the U.S. should do a serious assessment of why, despite 140,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops plus 250,000 Afghan troops & reportedly $1 trillion spent on war in Afghanistan, the Taliban today are stronger than before", he had tweeted. Then, in 1989, when the Soviets packed up and left, the United States did too. The US wants them to convince Taliban not to militarily overrun the country if the US pulls out.

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