Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has rejected Imran Khan’s claim, in which the Pakistani PM said that the US has demanded a military base from Islamabad.
Imran Khan-Bilawal Bhutto (File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that Washington requested a military base from Islamabad to keep an eye on the war-torn country amid the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. is. Imran talked about taking a stand on this issue. But the opposition parties have rejected this claim of Imran. Terming the claims as false, Pakistan Peoples Party President Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said, “No one has asked him (Imran Khan) for a military base.
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari made the remarks at a public meeting in Haveli during his campaign for the upcoming Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) elections. According to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, Zardari said, “To be honest, no one even asked him (Imran Khan), no one called, no one asked him for base, he is just making up this story with his mind. Continuing his attack against the Pakistani prime minister, Zardari further said that this puppet government (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government) does not have the power to do such big things.
What did Imran say?
In fact, in an interview with Axios last month, Imran clearly stated that he would not allow the US to use any Pakistan base and its soil for operations inside Afghanistan. In an interview given to Axios about giving military base to America, Imran had said, ‘Absolutely not. There is no way through which we allow any base to be given to them and allow them to act on Afghanistan from Pakistani territory. This is not going to happen at all.
US preparing to build bases in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
After the withdrawal of US troops from war-torn Afghanistan, discussions have started among experts that Washington can set up military bases in nearby countries. This also includes setting up a military base in Pakistan, so that the situation along the border can be monitored through it. A Reuters report on May 26 said that US officials were exploring options for potential military bases in countries near Afghanistan, such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. However, he has not entered into an agreement with any of them. Let us tell you that Pakistan shares a long border with Afghanistan.
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