PM Imran Khan says Pakistan won't be America's hired gun ever again

US ‘do more’ mantra no longer works with us Pakistani minister tells RT

Sources told that Pakistan will assure to help US in Afghan reconciliation process while it will also give suggestion to resume Pak-US strategic talks.

The prime minister said Pakistan is also in-touch with the Saudi and Iranian leadership to bring peace to strife hit Yemen by bringing all the parties concerned to the negotiating table. "We wish that the USA leaves Afghanistan as friend of the region, not as a failure", Ghafoor said, without elaborating further.

Resolute Support Mission Commander United States Army General Austin Scott Miller, right, speaks with Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council and Resolute Support at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. We are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people, but we are also in Afghanistan to help ourselves. "If we had stayed neutral after 9/11, I reckon we would have saved ourselves from the devastation that took place afterward", he explained, adding that by becoming the "front-line state for the USA in the war on terror, this country went through hell".

"I have never understood these accusations [that Pakistan is harboring Taliban leaders]".

"We believe they are not playing a fully constructive role as they should be in contributing to a political settlement in Afghanistan and in addressing the very real challenges that violence generated by the Taliban poses for the society", he said.

Mr Khan said a precipitous American withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to a repeat of the chaos of the 1990s. Now I'm happy that everyone realises there is only a political solution. "We do not want to have conditions imposed on us which would cause more unemployment and inflation". "That is how as much as we can we will facilitate", the spokesman explained when asked what Pakistan could do to nudge the insurgents to engage in peace negotiations.

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"The ruling party [in India] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach", he pointed out.

However, the Western-backed government's security forces have struggled to counter attacks from the Taliban and other militant groups since the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops.

During last month's exchange with Mr Trump, the Pakistani leader said his country had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123bn (£95.7bn) during America's so-called war on terror despite no one from his country being involved in the 9/11 attacks.

The prime minister earlier in a tweet had asked the United States government to reassess causes of their failures in Afghanistan instead of passing the blame on to Pakistan.

In a separate meeting, the prime minister was briefed by federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and Water and Power Development Authority chairman retired lieutenant general Muzammil Hussain about water crisis and the measures being taken to overcome water shortage in the country. "I think the task that we have is to make it attractive to them so that they see that it is in their best interest to do that", McKenzie said.

It is in Pakistan's long-term interest to have a government in Afghanistan that is stable, and that that they can do business with, he said.

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