29 August 2017

News Story: New US Strategy For Afghanistan Will Fail - Pakistani PM

Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Image: Wiki Commons)
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told Bloomberg News on Saturday that there has to be a political settlement in Afghanistan and that US President Donald Trump’s new war strategy will fail.

“From day one we have been saying very clearly the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked and it will not work, there has to be a political settlement,” Abbasi said.

“We do not intend to allow anybody to fight Afghanistan's battle on Pakistan's soil," Abbasi added.

Abbasi was also adamant that Pakistan was not providing safe havens to insurgents. “Pakistan doesn’t harbor terrorists,” he said.

Last week Trump announced his new war strategy in Afghanistan and said the US could no longer stay silent about Pakistan’s involvement in providing safe havens to terrorists.

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