ISLAMABAD, 23 June: Prime Minister(PM) Imran Khan’s outrageous comments on international media is making things for expatriates in America difficult, US-Pakistani bases democrat Anila Ali said
“US airbases in Pakistan will help monitor extremism and protect the country from terrorist groups such as ISIS and Taliban”, she said in an interview on local media channel.
“Sometimes PM Khan’s talks remind me of former US president Donald Trump.”
In an interview with Jonathan Swan of HBO Axios earlier this week, the PM said that Pakistan will “absolutely not” provide any bases to the United States for military action in Afghanistan.
Pakistan provided bases to US in past
Pakistan reportedly provided bases to the US in the past, but Islamabad has lately been vocal about denying Washington any bases in the country.
Anila pointed out that it is popular to say that Pakistan doesn’t need America and can withdraw from its support but everyone knows this is not the reality because the US supports Pakistan both financially and morally.
“The Biden administration’s stance is that many innocent people have lost their lives in war,” she said, adding that the government is adamant to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
The Taliban have warned that if American troops don’t leave the country, they won’t end the war, the politician said. “Afghanistan needs to learn to live on its own.”
Anila stressed establishing American bases in Pakistan. “They will protect both the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Erdogan is strengthening relations with U.S because they are getting money
Even Turkey’s Erdogan is strengthening relations with America because they are getting money and this know this will improve their strategic position. “No one wants to ruin relations with the US because everyone knows the Biden administration is pro-peace.”
“President Biden has a very special place for Pakistan in his heart.”
“It is in Pakistan’s interest to work with America,” she said. “This way both the countries can work for peace, human rights, education, and health in the country.”