Fighting someone else's war as 'gun for hire' bred terror in Pakistan: Imran Khan tells Trump

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he has always opposed Pakistan fighting the ‘war on terror’ on behalf of the United States (US).

Fighting someone else’s war as a ‘gun for hire’ had bred violence and terror in the country, said Imran.

The remarks were part of PTI chief’s official statement regarding the ongoing foreign policy crisis sparked by a tweet from US President Donald Trump, in which the latter had urged Pakistan to ‘do more’ to eliminate terrorist safe havens on its soil.

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Imran said that Trump threatened Pakistan in order to hide US failures in Afghanistan. “The accusation levelled against Pakistan are deliberate and we must learn never to be used by others for short-term paltry financial benefits ever again,” the statement reads.

My statement on Trump threat and what actions Pak shd undertake immediately

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 4, 2018

Imran was of the opinion that the country had viable options of creating a cooperative framework with China, Russia and Iran as partners to seek peace in Afghanistan.

He added that the people of Pakistan expect their government and state to defend the nation’s sovereignty and integrity.

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