Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, criticised the US for blaming Pakistan for its own “deeply flawed and failed” policy towards Afghanistan.
“We fought two wars in Afghanistan at the US behest, paying heavy human and economic costs both times. We sacrificed 70000 Pak lives in US’ war on terror. Our economy suffered over $100 billion in losses. In addition, there were intangible costs on our society,” Khan said.
He called it a lesson for Pakistan in his twit:
This shd teach Pak once and for all a valuable lesson: never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars. https://t.co/YUIih5kXEU
-Imran Khan (Chairman PTI) @ImranKhanPTI
The PTI chief lashed out at Trump’s remarks and said that this should teach Pakistan “never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.” There were intangible costs on our society. Time for Pak to say: Never again,” he said. “We must also reject being made scapegoats for the policy failures of the US and India,” Khan added.