Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s Afghan policy, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday called upon Pakistan not to become the scapegoat for policy failure of the United States and India.


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In a series of tweets, hours after Trump took a hardline stance regarding Afghanistan’s situation and accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists, the PTI chief lambasted US for its flawed Afghan policy in place for over a decade.

The legislator likened the tirade of allegations hurled by Donald Trump to Indian allegations regarding uprising in the restive region of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

He urged that Pakistan should learn that it should not indulge in other people’s war for others for want of money.

He highlighted the role of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism saying the country fought two wars at the behest of Americans.

The cricketer-turned-politician urged the need for Pakistan to opt for a ‘never again’ policy, apparently pointing towards withdrawing any military support for the US in future.

Imran Khan’s outburst came in the purview of Donald Trump’s diatribe against Paksitan when on Monday he accused the long-standing ally of providing safe havens to terrorists, an allegation Pakistan categorically rejects.

Trump also cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to evacuate war-torn region.

On the other hand, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani threw weight behind Trump’s strategy and welcomed it for achievement of self-reliance.

Pakistan’s closest aide China stood in support of Pakistan saying the country was fighting against terrorism from the front line.

“We are happy to see Pakistan and the United States carry out anti-terror cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, and work together for security and stability in the region and world.” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement.