Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

PM Imran to reply to Trump letter

PM Imran to reply to Trump letter

"I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a hired gun - given money to fight someone else's war".

He has said that he would like a proper relationship with the US.

"We call on all countries to play a constructive role and to support the Afghan peace", he said.

Gen. Ghafoor again rejected allegations his country is allowing the Taliban to plan attacks inside Afghanistan.He said Pakistani security forces have eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries on their side and a military-led massive construction effort is now underway to fence off the almost 2,600 kilometer border with Afghanistan.

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

"Pakistan had nothing to do with 9/11". Al-Qaeda was in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and its security forces are still stinging from a 2011 covert operation that involved a Pakistani doctor, an aid group and a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden's home.

Bass, US Ambassador in Afghanistan, said the US is not engaged in peace talks with the Taliban and that their only redline is that the group has to talk to the Afghan government and the Afghan people. In the 1980s, we collaborated with the USA in the Soviet jihad there.

"We have 2.7 million Afghan refugees".

"We are hopefully at a pre-negotiation stage, and there are some elements trying to improve their bargaining position by trying to make military progress", he said.

Khan told The Washington Post that Pakistani security forces have repeatedly asked the United States for evidence on its claims that there are "sanctuaries" for the Taliban in Pakistan. "There are no sanctuaries in Pakistan". If you did not agree with the USA policy, you were [thought to be] anti-American. "Now I'm happy that everyone realizes there is only a political solution", he said. However, the present government has taken a firm stance that the country will watch its own interests and not become a part of the US-led war in the neighbouring country.

Speaking about Khadim Rizvi's arrest, PM Khan said, "It's a straightforward thing".

"I had gone on television and warned everyone that we will stand by the Supreme Court verdict", he recalled. "The head of the TLP then passed a death sentence on the Supreme Court judges and kept saying that they should be killed". "We want government to consult us and the political figures in this respect", HPC member Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad said. "We raised money, but we are talking to the International Monetary Fund. From Pakistan's point of view, we do not want the Americans to leave Afghanistan in a hurry like they did in 1989".

Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Khan earlier this week.

"If we go with the International Monetary Fund, we will make sure this is the last time", he promised, suggesting that "Pakistan has never made the structural changes that are needed". "Pakistan has never made the structural changes that are needed". Already exports are picking up, remittances are going up. "What we try to do is help out where it's required", Miller told reporters in Brussels. And yet Pakistan was asked to participate in the United States war.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor, which will officially open next year, in Pakistan November 28, 2018. "Let's hope that after the election is over, we can again resume talks with India". PM Khan also said that Pakistan wants something done about the bombers of Mumbai. "Resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism".

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