Islamabad, Sep 13: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday criticised United States for blaming Pakistan for its own setbacks in Afghanistan,saying that mujhahideens, who were trained in Afghanistan and “funded by the American CIA” to wage war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, are now being referred to as terrorists.
” In the end, we were blamed for the Americans not succeeding in Afghanistan. I felt it was very unfair on Pakistan,” he added.
“In 80s Islamist fighters were jointly trained to do jihad against Soviet when they occupied Afghanistan. So,these people were trained by Pakistan, funded by US’s CIA and now a decade later when the Americans come into Afghanistan.The same groups who are all in Pakistan are supposed to say that now because Americans are there it is no longer jihad its terrorism,” Imran Khan told RT news.
Questioning the United States, Imran Khan said that it has been Pakistan who suffered great loses in joining Washington’s war on terror and then also Pakistan is being blamed for your setbacks in AFghanistan.
” It was a big contradiction and I strongly felt that Pakistan should have been neutral because by joining in,these groups turned against us ,” Imran Khan lamented that it is better to remain neutral then to help US.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan: We lost 70,000 people, we lost over a 100 billion dollars to the economy. In the end, we were blamed for the Americans not succeeding in Afghanistan. I felt it was very unfair on Pakista
Khan said that “Pakistan lost 70,000 people and over 100 billion dollars to the economy.”