We’re not your ‘hired gun’ any­more, Im­ran tells US

The Hitavada - - HOME & ABROAD -

PAK­ISTANI Prime Minister Im­ran Khan has ac­cused the US of “push­ing Pak­istan away” and said he would never want to have a re­la­tion with Wash­ing­ton where his coun­try is treated like a “hired gun”.

“I would never want to have a re­la­tion­ship where Pak­istan is treated like a hired gun -- given money to fight some­one else’s war,” Khan said in an in­ter­view with the ‘Wash­ing­ton Post’ on Thurs­day, re­fer­ring to the 1980s war against the Soviet Union and the on­go­ing war on ter­ror.

“We should never put our­selves in this po­si­tion again. It not only cost us hu­man lives, dev­as­ta­tion of our tribal ar­eas, but it also cost us our dig­nity. We would like a proper re­la­tion­ship with the US,” he said.

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