PM Imran Khan’s exclusive interview to Russia Today

PM Imran Khan’s exclusive interview to Russia Today

ISLAMABAD - Islamabad suffered great losses when it joined Washington’s War on Terror, and in the end the US still pinned the blame on Pakistan for its own setbacks in Afghanistan , Prime Minister Imran Khan told RT in an exclusive interview.

Pakistan took a serious hit after joining the US-led global campaign against terrorism, Khan revealed. Before that, Islamabad had been training the Islamist Mujahedeen fighters, who were *“funded by the American CIA”* to wage war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

But as it was the US’ turn to invade Afghanistan , *“these groups turned against us ,”* he stated.

*We lost 70,000 people. We lost over $100 billion [from] the economy.*

* And in the end, we were blamed for the Americans not succeeding in Afghanistan . I felt it was very unfair to Pakistan .*

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