Don’t Want Pakistan to be Treated Like a ‘Hired Gun’, Says Imran Khan on Strained Ties With US

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Don’t Want Pakistan to be Treated Like a ‘Hired Gun’, Says Imran Khan on Strained Ties With US

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Pakistan is keen to have a “proper relationship” with the US similar to Islamabad’s all-weather ties with China rather than being humiliated and treated like a “hired gun”, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

The ties between Washington and Islamabad strained, especially after President Donald Trump, while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in August last year, hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to “agents of chaos” that kill Americans in Afghanistan.

In September, the Trump administration cancelled USD 300 million in military aid to Islamabad for not doing enough against terror groups. Last month, Trump said castigated Pakistan once again, saying it was not doing “a damn thing” for America in curbing terrorism.