As a substitute of sitting and considering that “we will management them”, the world ought to come ahead to incentivise Afghanistan and supply some extra time to the Taliban, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned in an interview to CNN. ‘We’ in Imran Khan’s remark meant the USA and never Pakistan as Imran Khan mentioned Afghanistan has a convention of rejecting puppet authorities. “No puppet authorities in Afghanistan is supported by the folks. It will get discredit among the many folks.
Pakistan had intelligence inputs that the Taliban wouldn’t be capable to take over all of Afghanistan and there will likely be bloodbaths after the US forces left. Now, the world ought to give extra time to the Taliban to kind a respectable authorities and make good on their guarantees Imran Khan mentioned.
On being requested about girls’s rights below the Taliban rule, Imran Khan mentioned it’s a mistake to suppose that somebody from exterior will be capable to give Afghan girls rights. “Afghan girls are string. Give them time. They are going to get their rights,” Khan mentioned.
On Pakistan supporting the Taliban
Countering the allegations which aren’t new for Pakistan and Imran Khan that Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, the prime minister mentioned that his nation cannot fund battle when it barely meets its personal bills. “The entire price range of Pakistan is $50 billion for 220 million folks. […] Did we now have the capability to fund one other battle [when] we will barely meet our personal bills?” he mentioned.
‘US by no means understood what the Haqqani community was’
Imran Khan mentioned Haqqanis are a ‘Pashtun tribe dwelling in Afghanistan’. They had been Mujahideen who had been preventing the Soviets. “They had been born in a Pakistani refugee camp,” Imran Khan mentioned giving his personal rationalization of how the Haqqani Community began.
Imran Khan was strongly pitching for a authorities in Afghanistan with the Taliban presence and through Wednesday’s interview too, he mentioned had he been the prime minister of Pakistan on the time when Pakistan joined its fingers with the US on this battle, he wouldn’t have sided with the USA. “The Afghan Taliban weren’t attacking us. I want if I used to be in authorities. I’d have instructed the US that we aren’t going to take them on militarily as a result of first, we now have to serve the folks. My accountability would have been to the folks of my nation,” Khan mentioned.
‘Need regular relationship with the US like India has’
On US-Pakistan relationship after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the withdrawal of the US troops, Imran Khan mentioned he had not spoken with Joe Biden. “”I’d think about he is very busy, however our relationship with the US is not only depending on a telephone name, it must be a multidimensional relationship,” Imran Khan mentioned.
Imran Khan mentioned Pakistan now needs a traditional relationship with the US just like the “US has a relationship with India” and never a “one-dimensional relationship the place they’re paying us to combat.”