Imran Khan: ‘No peace without Taliban’

The founder-president of Pakistan’s ‘Tehreek-e-Insaf’ party and former ace cricketer, Imran Khan, has called Barack Obama’s Afghan surge doomed to failure. He believes that Obama should have got hold of the opportunity to stop Bush’s war in Afghanistan by talking to Taliban leaders. He also called Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari ‘a criminal’. Imran made those remarks in a recent interview he gave to Colombo-born former BBC anchorwoman Ms Keshini Navaratnam and currently with Global News Makers. Watch video below.

Asif Ali Zardari, otherwise known as ‘Mr. 20%’ – is one of country’s most correupt politician. He is also believed to be the second richest person in Pakistan.

In the interview, Khan lashes out at Washington’s bogus war on terror and how it has destablized Pakistan.

Khan says both CIA and ISI were arming and training Taliban and Mujahideen during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. After the defeat of Russian in Afghanistan, the US discarded ISI which offended some ISI officials. Now in order to cover its crimes against the Afghans, Washington tries to blame ISI. Khan also said that Obama cannot bring stabilization in Afghanistan by supporting US puppet Hamid Karzai without involving Taliban leaders in country’s governance.

“Washington supported Benazir Bhutto, Gen. Musharaf and Asif Ali Zardari as ‘liberals’ among the Pakistani leaders. However, they’re only liberal in case of corruption,” said Imran Khan.

On Hamid Karzai’s decision to let Indian army train and arm Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) – Imran Khan said Karzai made a great blunder as Pakistanis consider it a hostile gesture and dangerous to Pakistan’s security. The Pentagon in its report released last month, has praised India’s “constructive” role in the reconstruction efforts in Afganistan.

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