PM Imran Khan requires relations with US on equal footings

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has mentioned greater than 70,000 Pakistani individuals martyred and our financial system suffered billions of {dollars} loss within the warfare in opposition to terror, ARY Information reported on Wednesday.

“Pakistan was preventing the US warfare of terror as Pakistan had nothing to do with the 9/11, Al Qaida was in Afghanistan and there have been no militant Taliban in Pakistan”, he mentioned whereas chatting with the US Congressmen on the Capitol Hill.

Mr. Khan mentioned the entire concept of his coming there was to make the individuals in the US have a greater understanding of Pakistan. “Pakistan needs relations with the US on equality foundation.”

He mentioned sadly, he felt that Pakistan was not understood there, particularly within the final 15 12 months when the warfare on terror was being fought in Afghanistan and on the border of Pakistan.

Commenting on the connection between each the international locations, he mentioned, Pakistan had all the time shut ties with the US and expressed the hope to get again to the connection, which was primarily based on fact and belief in addition to mutual respect.

PM Khan mentioned it was essential that he met President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and defined to them the way in which ahead that the connection needs to be primarily based on mutual belief.

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He mentioned Pakistan is attempting its stage greatest to deliver Taliban to the negotiation desk and important achievement has been made to date on this regard. He, nonetheless, mentioned it was not a simple job.

He mentioned your entire nation together with military and safety forces are on identical web page for a standard goal of peaceable resolution to the Afghan battle.

Earlier, US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi, different congressmen and Co-Chair of Pakistan-US Caucus welcomed and warmly acquired the prime minister on the Capitol Hill.



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