Pakistan will not be military ally to any conflict in future: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan would no more join any alliance for any other country’s war rather play the role of a “reconciliator or bridge-builder”.

“Pakistan has learned lessons from its foreign policy of last four decades and we will not fight someone else’s war,” the prime minister said addressing the concluding session of Margalla Dialogue 2019 held here on ‘Peace and development in South Asia, Middle East and Central Asia (SAMECA)’.

Imran Khan said that the “war against terrorism has proved disastrous for Pakistan, Pakistan has played a role in the forefront in the fight against terrorism and immense sacrifices If, against Pakistan received some support in the fight against terrorism but much to damage Pakistan’s fight against terrorism.”

He said, “The lesson we learned from the war against terrorism that we will not be part of any future war and Pakistan will now play the role of compromise to be part of any dispute.

The Prime Minister said that the geo strategic location of Pakistan is unique in the world, we are attractive to simplify the business in Pakistan and foreign investors, we have foreign investors and easing visa for tourists has several enhancements, including Pakistan are open to the world, Pakistan is to promote foreign investment and has also been a tremendous increase in the number of foreign tourists.

Speaking of Afghanistan, Khan said Afghanistan military solution is not possible and the case can be resolved through bilateral talks, Pakistan has been trying for the main character and her political solution to the Afghan peace .

He said India’s billion population has been hit by the Nazi ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and had the dominant extremist ideology in India bdqmsty, India is pursuing a dangerous doctrine of racial superiority .

He said that they had been caught by the German Nazi Hindutva roots in India, while Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen says people feel fear in India.

About Kashmir, Khan said he had reached the street stop Modi from the brutal actions in occupied Kashmir, 9 million Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir has stranded more than 100 days to more than 80 million people than houses.

The two-day dialogue organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) gathered security and political experts from 13 countries to discuss scenario of current challenges in the region.

During the four sessions, the experts deliberated on different regional and current issues including Kashmir issue, Afghan conflict, Middle East situation, Pakistan’s role in geopolitical situation, cyber security, climate change and water security.

The prime minister recalled that Pakistan suffered immensely being front line state during 1980’s Afghan Jihad and the American war on terror following the 9/11 incident.

He said though the foreign funding flowed into Pakistan during wars, however the cost paid in shape of disaster in society was much higher.

“The impact on society is yet to analyze the gravity of negativity that these wars inflicted upon Pakistan,” he said.

“For this reason, we have now decided to play role of bridge-builders and reconciliators,” he added.

About foreign policy of two major world powers, the prime minister said China’s focus on infrastructure development had a superior standing as compared to the United States which spent trillions of dollars on wars against other countries.

He said Pakistan was making continuous efforts to restore peace in neighbourhood including promotion of Afghan peace process and also through reconciliatory efforts between Saudi Arabia and Iran to ease the conflict.