Head Of State Imran Khan has stated that the United States “truly messed it up in Afghanistan” as he questioned the American motive of Afghan intrusion to begin with and then their subsequent attempts of seeking a political remedy with the Taliban from a position of weakness.
The prime minister’s remarks come as the United States armed forces and Nato are in the final stages of winding up involvement in Afghanistan, which has actually seen a Taliban rebirth across Afghanistan.
” I assume the US has truly messed it up in Afghanistan,” the premier said throughout a look on PBS NewsHour, an American news program, broadcast on Tuesday night.
PM Khan criticised the United States for trying to “seek a military solution in Afghanistan, when there never was one”.
” And also individuals like me who maintained claiming that there’s no military option, that recognize the background of Afghanistan, we were called– people like me were called anti-American. I was called Taliban Khan.”
He regreted that by the time the United States realised that there was no military solution in Afghanistan, “regrettably, the negotiating power of the Americans or the Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces) had gone”.
The head of state stated the United States needs to have gone with a political settlement much previously, when there were as numerous as 150,000 Nato soldiers in Afghanistan.
” Once they had lowered the troops to hardly 10,000, and then, when they offered a departure day, the Taliban thought they had won. And so, therefore, it was really challenging for now to obtain them to endanger,” he told programme host Judy Woodruff.
When the recruiter asked whether he assumed the Taliban rebirth was a positive growth for Afghanistan, the prime minister reiterated that the only excellent outcome would certainly be a political settlement, “which is comprehensive”.
” Obviously, Taliban [will be] part of that federal government,” he added.
‘ Last thing we want is a civil war in Afghanistan’
The premier described the “worst-case circumstance” as being one where Afghanistan descends into a civil war. “From Pakistan’s perspective, that is the worst-case circumstance, because we then … we encounter 2 circumstances, one [of them being] an evacuee trouble,” he claimed.
” Already, Pakistan is hosting over 3 million Afghan evacuees. And also what we fear is that a drawn-out civil battle would [bring] extra evacuees. As well as our financial circumstance is not such that we can have one more influx.”
Elaborating on the 2nd trouble, he revealed worries that the after effects of a potential civil war across the boundary could “stream into Pakistan”.
The head of state discussed that the Taliban were ethnic Pashtuns and “if this [civil war as well as physical violence in Afghanistan] goes on, the Pashtuns on our side will be attracted into it.”
” That … is the last point we want,” he claimed.
‘ Incredibly unfair’ to affirm Pakistan sustained Taliban
When asked about Pakistan’s alleged military, knowledge and financial support to Afghanistan, he responded: “I locate this exceptionally unreasonable”.
The premier reminded Woodruff that 70,000 Pakistanis had actually passed away in the results of the US war in Afghanistan, even when “Pakistan had nothing to do with what occurred [in New York on September 11, 2001]”.
At the time, Al Qaeda was based in Afghanistan as well as “there were no militant Taliban in Pakistan,” he said, keeping that no Pakistan was involved in the assault on Globe Trade Centre.
” We had nothing to do with,” he duplicated, regretting that the war in Afghanistan had actually caused a loss of $150 billion to Pakistan’s economy.