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    Imran Khan lashes out at ‘ignorant and ungrateful’ Donald Trump

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Wednesday, strongly criticised the country’s past leadership for becoming a US ally; he stated that in their double game, they [the US] first created ‘jihadi groups’ and now, decades later, they are waging a war to eliminate them as ‘terrorists’.

    Expressing his views on Twitter, he said he had opposed the decision of becoming a part of the ‘US-led so-called war on terror’ from day one.

    “Now, after suffering 70k dead, over $100 bn loss to economy, when we had nothing to do with 9/11, constant ” do more” US taunts & after nation has been humiliated by Trump, GoP saying the same,” said the PTI chief.


    He said there was a lesson to be learnt from the whole episode that the nation should not be allowed to be used by others for ‘short term paltry financial benefits ever again’.

    “Our society became radicalised and polarised as we helped CIA create jihadi groups; then, a decade later, we tried to eliminate them as terrorists on US orders,” he added.

    Despite being used by the US authorities for their own gains, the country was being blamed for US failures in Afghanistan by an “ignorant and ungrateful Donald Trump,” he remarked.


    Khan said the US was making the country scapegoat for its own failures in Afghanistan.

    “A couple of thousand or so Haqqanis allegedly in Pak are supposed to be cause of why the most well-equipped mly force in history, 150k NATO troops + over 200k Afghan army could not succeed?”

    A day after Trump said that the US ‘foolishly’ gave aid to ‘deceitful Pakistan’ that provided safe havens to ‘terrorists’, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, on Tuesday, said that the US was withholding $255 million in aid from Pakistan because of its failure to cooperate fully in America’s fight against terrorism.

    Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership unanimously denounced Trump’s scathing remarks against the country, but refrained from taking any decision in haste, saying the country will remain committed for a peaceful solution to the Afghanistan issue.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1599497...rateful-trump/


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    It'll be interesting when he comes to power and how he deals with the complicated US.

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    Dekhlo Nooras this is how a real leader behaves. A leader who loves the country rather than his bank account.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    It'll be interesting when he comes to power and how he deals with the complicated US.
    It would be interesting, but we are unlikely to find out as he probably won't come to power.


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    He says it like it is #respect


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    It would be interesting, but we are unlikely to find out as he probably won't come to power.
    Who else is there? Bilawal Bhutto is Pakistan's version of Rahul Gandhi and nobody is going to vote for him. Nawaz Sharif has I believe been disqualified from standing, so Imran is the default, stable choice.

    Unless the aforementioned two parties stitch together a coalition, which I wouldn't put past them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Who else is there? Bilawal Bhutto is Pakistan's version of Rahul Gandhi and nobody is going to vote for him. Nawaz Sharif has I believe been disqualified from standing, so Imran is the default, stable choice.

    Unless the aforementioned two parties stitch together a coalition, which I wouldn't put past them.
    Shahbaz Sharif is an alternative acceptable to establishment and will keep the status-quo going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mian View Post
    Shahbaz Sharif is an alternative acceptable to establishment and will keep the status-quo going on
    Will the people vote for Sharif-lite? I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Will the people vote for Sharif-lite? I doubt it.
    will be very hard fought elections bw shahbaz and imran but i think shahbaz is going to be in trouble n next few weeks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Will the people vote for Sharif-lite? I doubt it.
    He is quite popular in Punjab and to form Federal govt all you need to do is win majority of Punjab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mian View Post
    He is quite popular in Punjab and to form Federal govt all you need to do is win majority of Punjab.
    Win in Punjab rule over all of Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Who else is there? Bilawal Bhutto is Pakistan's version of Rahul Gandhi and nobody is going to vote for him. Nawaz Sharif has I believe been disqualified from standing, so Imran is the default, stable choice.

    Unless the aforementioned two parties stitch together a coalition, which I wouldn't put past them.
    If IK is going to be seen as a threat to the strategic interests of Uncle Sam, and IK looks like getting into power, then Uncle will make sure IK never does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Who else is there? Bilawal Bhutto is Pakistan's version of Rahul Gandhi and nobody is going to vote for him. Nawaz Sharif has I believe been disqualified from standing, so Imran is the default, stable choice.

    Unless the aforementioned two parties stitch together a coalition, which I wouldn't put past them.
    That is not how Pakistani politics works. PML has a strong hold on Punjab, especially the rural areas. That is the reason they will be returned to power, if not Nawaz then likely Shahbaz. Punjab by itself has far more Parliament seats than all the remaining provinces combined. IK is the beloved leader of the educated youth who hope that he will bring magical change, and that particular demographic is the reason why he gets a disproportionate amount of exposure on PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napa View Post
    That is not how Pakistani politics works. PML has a strong hold on Punjab, especially the rural areas. That is the reason they will be returned to power, if not Nawaz then likely Shahbaz. Punjab by itself has far more Parliament seats than all the remaining provinces combined. IK is the beloved leader of the educated youth who hope that he will bring magical change, and that particular demographic is the reason why he gets a disproportionate amount of exposure on PP.
    This. Accurately said.

    PML has its fangs well inside Pakistan's heart aka Punjab.

    Although, this time around I am very positive that Insha'Allah change will come

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    This is how a leader that isnt on anyones pay roll and who loves country speaks !

    This is the leader our nation needs, INSHALLAH Pakistan's time to rise has come


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Will the people vote for Sharif-lite? I doubt it.
    Depends on how the Sharifs position it politically. They can take a leaf out of the Thackerey / Laloo Yadav playbook. Thackrey used to help Shiv Sena win elections, but never became the CM himself. He instead used to appoint some no-name idiot and run the govt. in Maharashtra by remote control. Laloo did the same when he was disqualified by the courts and forced to resign. He installed his illiterate wife as the CM and ran the govt. in Bihar by remote.

    Many such examples in India. Of course, Sonia Gandhi / MMS is the most blatant one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    It'll be interesting when he comes to power and how he deals with the complicated US.
    India-Pakistan relations will further deteriorate unfortunately.


    Modi is thoroughly anti-Pakistan and he found a meek and malleable counterpart in Sharif on the other side of the border, however, Imran is a thorough patriot and any aggression from Modi will be responded in kind leading to worsening of relations.


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    Islamabad: Pakistani Opposition Leader Imran Khan, a former cricket star tipped as the next prime minister, said it was time for Pakistan to "delink" from the United states and run down American diplomatic and intelligence presence in the country.

    It comes as Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards his ocuntry as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.
    Anti-American sentiment and tense US-Pakistan ties are some way off their recent nadir in 2011, when Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret US raid inside Pakistan, but the harsh rhetoric is likely to make it harder to mend future ties.

    "The US behaviour is neither that of an ally nor of a friend," Asif told local Capital TV. "It is a friend who always betrays."

    Small groups of students chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Trump" burnt American flags and torched photos of Trump after Friday prayers in capital Islamabad and the eastern city of Lahore. The organised protests ended swiftly.

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    Worsening ties may push Pakistan further into the arms of long-time ally China, which backed Islamabad after the fallout from Trump's tweet. Beijing's diplomatic and financial support has also strengthened Pakistan's hand, analysts say.

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    On Friday, Pakistan's foreign office criticised what it called "shifting goalposts" after the US confirmed it would suspend all security assistance, believed to total at least $US900 million ($1.1 billion), until Pakistan stopped assisting militants.

    Other official government statements in response to Trump's tweet have been measured but Asif and several other prominent politicians have lashed out repeatedly.

    Khan said Trump's tweet and other US comments were part of "deliberate attempts to humiliate and insult the Pakistani nation" and called for retaliation. Earlier he said Trump was "ignorant and ungrateful" after the US leader accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists.


    "It is time for Pakistan to delink from the US," Khan said in a statement, which called for an immediate removal of "excessive US diplomatic, non-diplomatic and intelligence personnel from Pakistan".

    Khan also called for a suspension of land and air transport routes through Pakistan that the US uses to resupply NATO troops in Afghanistan, a move Pakistani officials privately say is unlikely unless relations drastically deteriorate.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistan...05-h0ech0.html
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    From left, Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif at their first dialogue meeting held in Beijing on December 26. Photo: NG HAN GUAN
    US aid suspension was announced days after Trump tweeted that US had foolishly given Pakistan $US33 billion in aid over 15 years and were rewarded with "nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools".

    The aid suspension was largely expected by Islamabad but Pakistani officials were taken aback by Trump's withering tweet and the tone of US announcements.

    "The FBI, his political opponents, African-American football players are used to Trump criticising them like this on Twitter - we are not used to it," said one Pakistani government minister.

    "We were seriously shocked."

    Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, the chairwoman of the Pakistani Senate Foreign Affairs committee, says Islamabad could manage without the US as it did in the 1990s, although she would prefer to move the troubled relationship forward.

    Politicians such as Asif and Khan have been delivering anti-American statements partly to placate domestic audiences, analysts say, with one eye on general elections due in mid-2018.

    "This is the election period and for the first time in Pakistan's history, anti-Americanism will become an issue in an election campaign," said Pakistani writer and analyst Zahid Hussain.

    There is a long history of anti-Americanism in Pakistan and after the bin Laden raid, which many Pakistanis saw as violation of the country's sovereignty, relations neared breaking point in 2011.

    That year, NATO forces bombed a Pakistani army checkpoint, killing 24 soldiers, and CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore.

    In the north-western city of Peshawar, many Pakistanis cited the aid suspensions as another reason for Pakistan to sever ties with Washington.

    "We are ready to eat grass, but only if our leaders become honest and make bold decisions against the Americans," said Jalal Noor Khan, 48, a food merchant.

    The flag burnings in Lahore and Islamabad were organised by student organisations with links to hardline religious groups. About 60 students were protesting in Islamabad and another 100 in Lahore.

    "The US flag and Trump's photos are under our feet. It's a message to them that they will face the same if they did anything wrong against Pakistan," said Rana Zeeshan, one of the student organisers of the Lahore protest.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistan...05-h0ech0.html


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    ISLAMABAD —

    Pakistani populist opposition politician Imran Khan, a harsh critic of the country's partnership in the U.S.-led anti-terrorism war, said Saturday that should he become prime minister, he would meet with President Donald Trump but that it would be a "bitter pill" to swallow.

    Khan heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party that has emerged as a major national political force in recent years. Observers think the cricket star-turned-politician could win the national election due later this year and become the country's chief executive.

    In speaking to reporters about his views on Pakistani foreign policy, Khan was asked whether he would be willing to sit down with Trump to try to mend relations between the two countries, Khan said the United States is a super power and every country would want to work with it.

    "I will dread it, but I will have to swallow the bitter pill and meet him," Khan said. "Whether we would be able to communicate, I am not so sure, but of course we, countries, have to work with the United States."

    Pakistan's often troubled relations with the United States have plunged to new lows since Trump, in a New Year Day's tweet, accused Islamabad of knowingly harboring insurgents battling U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He also suspended nearly $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan.

    FILE - Supporters of Pakistani religious groups rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 2, 2018. Trump slammed Pakistan for "lies & deceit" in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for "fools."

    Islamabad denied Trump's assertions as "completely incomprehensible," saying it was fighting an anti-terrorism war largely with its own resources and was not in need of U.S. aid.

    Treated like 'a doormat'

    "You cannot insult a country of 200 million people by blaming, scapegoating them for the disaster in Afghanistan. It was very insulting of him [Trump], the way he treated Pakistan. ... He has treated Pakistan like a doormat. I just don't think that that was very fair," Khan said.

    The opposition leader has always been critical of Pakistan's participation in the U.S.-led war against terrorism in neighboring Afghanistan. The politician reiterated Saturday the war was launched to punish the al-Qaida network for plotting 9/11 attacks on the U.S. from Afghan soil.

    Khan said Pakistan had nothing to do with the violence. He insisted Pakistan should have supported the U.S. campaign against terrorism but it should not have deployed tens of thousands of troops to the country's tribal regions on the Afghan border to fight its own people.

    He said the policy is to be blamed for terrorist attacks that have killed tens of thousands of Pakistanis over the past decade while the national economy has suffered billions of dollars in losses.

    Pakistan's volatile tribal areas have long served as a hideout and training ground for Taliban insurgents battling international forces in Afghanistan. U.S. officials allege the lawlessness in the Pakistan border region is to be blamed for the Taliban resurgence, a charge that Pakistani officials deny.

    Islamabad maintains Washington is scapegoating the country for U.S. failures in Afghanistan and dishonoring Pakistani sacrifices and contributions in the regional counterterrorism efforts.

    Khan and his party spearheaded street protests and a subsequent legal battle that ousted Pakistan's thrice-elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, from office last July on corruption charges.

    https://www.voanews.com/a/khan-says-...w/4206604.html


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