Imran Khan says Joe Biden faced unfair criticism for troop pullout from Afghanistan

Imran Khan, Pakistan
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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that United States President Joe Biden has faced “unfair” criticism for the troop pullout from Afghanistan.

“The American president took a wise decision,” Imran Khan said during an interview with Russia Today (RT) television.

He said intelligence chiefs of Pakistan and the US were in contact over the situation in Afghanistan.

Khan noted that in America’s war on Afghanistan, Pakistan suffered the most and despite not having any link to the 9/11 incident, Islamabad was made a part of the allied forces.

Responding to a question, the Prime Minister said that despite being an ally of the United States, 480 drone strikes were carried out in Pakistan.

“Pakistan paid a heavy price for siding with the US in its occupation of Afghanistan, so hearing American politicians blame Islamabad for its humiliating retreat hurts,” the premier said.

On the allegations that Pakistan had helped the Taliban against the US, he said: “If [this] allegation is considered true, then it means that Pakistan is stronger than the US.”

The “puppet Afghan government” had propagated the idea that Pakistan was helping the Taliban, Khan said, referring to the Ashraf Ghani’s regime, which was ousted in mid-August by the Taliban.


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