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Imran Khan: Pakistan will no longer be America's hired gun

Imran Khan: Pakistan will no longer be America's hired gun

Afghan forces on the ground are suffering their heaviest losses since the US-led invasion - but at least Americans on the other side of the globe are safe, says Dunford: "The presence that we have in Afghanistan has, in fact, disrupted the enemy's ability to reconstitute and pose a threat to us".

"Ambassador Khalilzad stressed the United States' commitment to facilitating a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban that ensures Afghanistan never again serves as a platform for worldwide terrorism and ends the 40-years-long war in the country", noted the embassy statement.

In response to a question regarding a recent exchange on Twitter with US President Donald Trump, PM Imran said that "It was not really a Twitter war, it was just setting the record right".

The renewed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitment came in a week when the Marine officer nominated to command US forces in the Middle East warned that the fight there is at a stalemate and the number of Afghan troop deaths in the war is not sustainable.

"The security situation in Afghanistan remains hard, we have seen a number of high profile attacks in the past month, but the Afghan forces stand firms so do we".

The prime minister earlier in a tweet had asked the U.S. government to reassess causes of their failures in Afghanistan instead of passing the blame on to Pakistan. Our border between Pakistan and Afghanistan has the greatest amount of surveillance.

Mr Khan said a precipitous American withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to a repeat of the chaos of the 1990s. We are there to fight global terrorism and to prevent Afghanistan from ever again becoming a safe haven for worldwide terrorism. Now I'm happy that everyone realises there is only a political solution.

Last month, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the United States despite billions of dollars in USA aid, adding that Pakistani officials knew of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's location before his killing by US troops in a 2011 raid inside Pakistan.

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"There were a lot of people in Pakistan who opposed it, including me".

When asked whether he thinks Pakistan's relationship with the USA should warm up, he replied "Who would not want to be friends with a superpower?" We raised money, but we are talking to the IMF [International Monetary Fund]. "It was the first time I saw a welfare state", he said.

Khan, who has always been vocal about Pakistan's role in the war on terror, said his country wants "peace with all".

"The ruling party [in India] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach", he pointed out.

Khan also expressed hope that Islamabad and New Delhi would resume talks after the General Elections in India next summer. I had gone on television and warned everyone that we will stand by the Supreme Court verdict.

He maintained that he wanted the case of the Mumbai attacks to be resolved, adding that he has "asked our government to find out the status of the case".

He also said that the government is working to reform the tax collection system, adding that they want to make Pakistan an easy place to invest in.