According to The News, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that the United States has always utilised his country for its own goals. When the US required us, they created links with us, and Pakistan became a frontline state, before abandoning us and slapping sanctions on us once their objectives were met, he added.
The Prime Minister made the comments during an interview with Eric Li, the director of Fudan University’s China Institute’s advisory committee. He claimed that there was a time when Pakistan and the United States had close connections, but that when Pakistan was no longer needed, the US removed itself from it. Afterwards, he said, amicable relations between the Two Us and Pakistan were reestablished, and Islamabad became a US ally. At the time, the US aided us, but once the Soviet Union left Afghanistan, the US placed sanctions on Pakistan.
He claimed that after nine years, when 9/11 occurred, relations between the United States and Pakistan improved once more. When the United States failed in Afghanistan, Pakistan was blamed. According to the article, Khan stated that Pakistan has not maintained connections with the United States as it does with China. China is a long-standing friend of Pakistan, with 70 years of bilateral relations. In each and every arena, Pakistan has stood with China, and China has aided Pakistan in its time of need. Even during interview, he flatly rejected Western nations’ scepticism about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Gwadar port, claiming that the projects were a fantastic potential for regional prosperity. I’m not sure why CPEC and the Gwadar port are being viewed with mistrust. It doesn’t sound right because the 220 million people of Pakistan are my top focus.
However, Pakistan, which would be widely regarded as a terrorism supporter, is blaming India for the instability in Balochistan, in a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black.
As per The News, the Pakistan Foreign Office stated that there was substantial proof that India was participating in turmoil in Balochistan. According to the article, Islamabad accused New Delhi for its “sinister attempt” to sabotage CPEC and rejected New Delhi’s “unwarranted” and “preposterous” remarks on the Pakistan-China Joint Statement of February 6.
Pakistan emphatically condemns India’s inappropriate and absurd remarks just on Pakistan-China Joint Declaration of February 6, 2022, as well as India’s ongoing disinformation against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Foreign Office stated that through its dossiers produced in 2020 and 2021, Pakistan has given indisputable proof of India’s malicious plot to sabotage CPEC. The MEA stated that it expects the countries involved to refrain from interfering in India’s domestic affairs. According to the article, the Pakistan Foreign Office warned India that there is significant evidence of Indian involvement in recent dark attempts in Balochistan to stir up instability by aiding anti-state elements.