Islamabad (September 26, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has asked US to negotiate with the Taliban instead of aiming to destroy it.
In an interview with Associated Press, Khan said that more fighting and bloodshed was not the answer to Afghan crisis.
Rejecting US President Donald Trump’s allegation that Pakistan offers ‘safe haven’ to extremists, he said that his country was being subjected to attacks launched by the Taliban from Afghan soil.He also dismissed the “do more” demands by the US, saying that Pakistan has done enough and it was time for other players involved to do more.
He also condemned US drone strikes in Pakistan, saying they were “actually flaming anti-American feelings in Pakistan.”The PTI chief also slammed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the strained relations between Pakistan and India, saying Modi had not “risen above his communal thinking.
He said the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has no future in the country’s politics.Imran also vowed he would not pardon any corrupt figures if the public voted him to power in the 2018 elections.
“It’s finished, it’s over for the Sharif family. There is no way any of their family will be able to be in politics because the whole family was involved in it,” Imran Khan said.