Pakistan cannot afford to continue participating in war on terror: Imran Khan
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has claimed that his country can ill afford to continue the so called war against terrorism, as it has caused a lot of damage to the entire nation.
Talking to a foreign news channel, Khan said, “Use of force is not resolution of all issues. The war on terror cannot be won by bullets only. Pakistan is not position to continue support in war on terror anymore as the collateral damage caused by this war
has increased extremism in the country.”
Apart from increasing extremism in the country, the US-led war on terrorism has also cost Pakistan financially and things are getting worse by the day.
Millions of people have died because of the ongoing war within the country and thousands have been left homeless.
Imran was the only politician who raised voice against militant operations in the northern areas of the country and said that such things could lead to chaos.
However, the government did not consider Khan’s views and decided to join hands with the US.
With things now getting worse, Pakistan is in a very critical situation and the leading political parties such as Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have failed to lead the country out of trouble.
Due to this, the PTI chief wants a change in the system and is hopeful of winning the next general elections in the country.
According to Khan, “Pakistanis, like the people in Middle East, have risen against the ‘family mafia’ and status quo.” He added, “I have declared my assets and offered to quit politics if my declaration of assets is proved wrong.”
The former cricketer has been alleged by rival parties of being a product of the establishment, but he denies such talks. He also rubbished all reports saying that the army has been backing him to come into power.
However, Khan said that he does not want the armed forces of Pakistan to be involved in any sort of politics. He added, “I want the army to work within its constitutional limits and refrain from the policy of controlling the politicians.”