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2022-02-10 12:31:00

Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks throughout an interview with Director of the Advisory Committee of China Institute of Fudan College Dr Eric Li, on February 10, 2022. — YouTube
  • PM Imran Khan says US was unclear on Afghan mission.
  • Says scenario in Xinjiang totally different from Western portrayal.
  • Prime Minister says higher sense ought to prevail in India.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday lashed out at america as he mentioned anybody who understood the history of Afghanistan would never have done what the Americans did.

In an interview with Director of the Advisory Committee of China Institute of Fudan College Dr Eric Li, the prime minister harassed he was of the opinion from day one which america would not succeed militarily in Afghanistan.

“They (Americans) were never clear on what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan. Was it nation-building; was it democracy; was it liberating the Afghan women? They had no clear aims,” the premier mentioned.

PM Imran Khan mentioned the US mission in Afghanistan ought to have been over as soon as they killed former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden. “So what they were doing after that, none of the Americans knew.”

The prime minister famous when the purpose of a mission is unclear, it in the end results in “failure”, as within the case of the US invasion of Afghanistan for the “war on terror”.

PM Imran Khan has been vocal in assist of Afghanistan as he seeks to unfreeze the Taliban-run nation’s belongings which have been frozen after the ousting of the Ashraf Ghani-led authorities.

The premier has additionally repeatedly criticised america for its dealing with of the Afghan scenario. “I think the US has really messed it up in Afghanistan,” he mentioned throughout an interview final 12 months, just a few days earlier than the autumn of Kabul.

PM Imran Khan mentioned all the US mission was based mostly on a “false premise”. However now, he mentioned, the Americans are unable to distinguish between the overall inhabitants and the Taliban, thus forcing the nation in direction of a possible humanitarian disaster.

“If there is chaos in Afghanistan and the Taliban government gets weaker, it cannot take on international terrorist organisations,” he mentioned. 

‘Pakistan may replicate 1970s role’

Speaking about China-US relations, the prime minister mentioned the world does need one other chilly conflict. He mentioned Pakistan could replicate the position it performed in 1970 when it introduced China and the US collectively.

PM Imran Khan harassed Pakistan didn’t need half in any battle, relatively than getting caught up in any new rival blocks, because it did up to now.

He mentioned becoming a member of the “war on terror” and the corruption of the previous rulers badly affected Pakistan. PM Imran Khan highlighted that the nation misplaced about 80,000 individuals and over $100 billion within the conflict.

Uighurs’ scenario

When requested concerning the Western issues on the scenario within the Chinese language province Xinjiang, the prime minister mentioned Pakistan’s ambassador in China visited the realm and the report he gave again was totally different from the one that’s coming from the western media.

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He mentioned what is being instructed by the western media “does not exist against Uighurs”.

He mentioned in accordance with the envoy’s report, unprecedented improvement is going down in Xinjiang.


PM Imran Khan additionally invited different nations to hitch and put money into the China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) undertaking, emphasising the federal government’s foremost precedence is geo-economics and to uplift the financial system.

He lamented the Western nations elevating suspicion on the hall undertaking and mentioned it made “no sense”.

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The prime minister mentioned Pakistan sees CPEC and Gwadar undertaking as an incredible alternative for its geo-economics. “My priority is the 220 million of Pakistan,” he harassed.

PM Imran Khan mentioned each Pakistan and China have at all times stood by one another in troublesome occasions and this all-weather relationship has remodeled right into a individuals to individuals friendship.


Responding to a query about Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister lamented that India is denying the appropriate of self-determination to Kashmiri individuals assured by the UN Safety Council resolutions.

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The premier criticised the BJP-led Indian authorities for marginalisation of minorities, together with Muslims, and termed it a tragedy for the Indian nation.

He mentioned higher sense ought to prevail in India in any other case, it is just going to break itself.

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