Pakistan's Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom - News Summed Up

Pakistan's Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom


ISLAMABAD: Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said Saturday that meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan 's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him. "Should he become Pakistan's prime minister, Khan said "yes we would talk," referring to Trump, but added that the U.S. dishonors the memory of thousands of Pakistan's soldiers who died battling insurgents in its tribal regions, as well as that of tens of thousands of Pakistanis who died in terrorist attacks. Khan referred to Sharif's family, which dominates the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML), as "a political mafia" that he vowed to defeat at the polls.It's still not clear what kind of government Khan envisions for Pakistan. Haq remains a close ally of Afghanistan's Taliban.Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party rules Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK) province, which borders Afghanistan, as part of a coalition government that includes the religious Jamaat-e-Islami party. As it stands, madrassa graduates are ill-equipped to work as anything other than clerics or prayer leaders.


Source: Economic Times January 13, 2018 17:26 UTC


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