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Imran khan warns govt for ‘irresponsible statements’ against Afghans.

Imran khan warns govt for ‘irresponsible statements’ against Afghans. (1)

Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), criticised the coalition government on Tuesday for making “irresponsible statements” against the Taliban-led Afghan government and emphasised collaboration with the neighbouring country.

Islamabad has expressed worry over Kabul’s harbouring of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and failure to uphold its commitment to ensure that its soil is not utilised for terrorism on numerous occasions.

Despite the government’s “zero-tolerance” stance, TTP broke the truce with Pakistan and intensified terror actions nationwide, resulting in a number of fatalities and numerous injuries.

Khan warned a seminar via video link from Lahore that “ministers are making reckless claims that they are intending to invade Afghanistan; if the Afghan government quits cooperating with [Pakistan], then we will have a never-ending war on our hands.”

Khan, who was deposed as prime minister in April, has argued that the international community should cooperate with the Taliban government rather than isolating them since doing so would have both regional and global repercussions.

The head of PTI claimed that the coalition administration was not concentrating on discussions with its counterpart in Afghanistan and that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-first Zardari’s trip abroad should have been to the neighbouring, war-torn nation.

The former prime minister underlined that the government should engage with the Taliban to prevent terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil, claiming that military operations “never” produce results and are a requirement of peace agreements.

“When America departed Afghanistan, we had a wonderful chance. We did everything we could to strengthen our connections with the Ashraf Ghani administration and resolved not to interfere in Afghan issues,” he stated. Khan continued to communicate with the Taliban after they took control, and he claimed that Pakistan “helped remove Westerners from Afghanistan.”