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Imran Khan sees trust deficit in Pakistan-US relations

Islamabad, Prime Minister-designate and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, says there is a trust deficit in the Pakistan-US relationship.

Talking to the US acting Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover, who called on him at his residence, Imran Khan said Pakistan and the US had witnessed many ups and downs in their relationship, which were the outcome of trust deficit between the two countries.

He said, Our government will engage with the US to make this relationship more balanced and trustworthy.

Khan said that Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan, adding that war and use of power is not a solution to Afghanistan's problem. Stable Afghanistan is beneficial for all; US, Pakistan and the region, he said.

It is pleasant to see voices raising from US also in favor of a political solution for Afghan war. War and use of military force has never been the solution for Afghanistan's situation, he added.

A few days ago, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to give Pakistan loans which they can use to pay off the Chinese loans.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and probable finance minister Asad Umar said the United States should focus on paying off their own loans to China instead of worrying about Pakistan.

The Chinese also reacted angrily to this and said the US must not use IMF for its own vested interests, but instead look to promote prosperity in the region.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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