Imran Khan: Pakistan PM Causes Stir With Remarks On Afghanistan And Xinjiang

Imran Khan: Pakistan PM Causes Stir With Remarks On Afghanistan And Xinjiang

Pakistan's prime minister has created a stir over comments he made about U.S. operations in Afghanistan and China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

Andrew H. Sweet

Imran Khan categorically stated that he would not allow the U.S. to use Pakistan as a base for its Afghan operations.

Khan said that he would "absolutely not" allow the U.S. to have the CIA in Pakistan to conduct cross-border counter-terrorism missions against al-Qaeda, the Islamic State group, and the Taliban.

Pakistan's cooperation is seen as critical to President Biden's plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September completely.

Khan said that Pakistan "respect[s] the way they [China] are and whatever issues we have we speak behind closed doors."

He said that China has been one of the "greatest friends" to Pakistan at its most difficult times, adding that "when we were really struggling, and our economy was struggling, they came to our rescue."

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