Pakistan PM Imran Khan acknowledged: We Still Have 30,000-40,000 Terrorists
- by Sourav
- Jul 25, 2019 11:44
Washington: Pakistan PM said on Tuesday that about 30,000-40,000 terrorists are in his country who have trained and fought in some part of Kashmir and Afghanistan. It was surely a mouth gasping revelation supporting India’s so long assertions about terrorist attacks from radical groups in Pakistan. This was all goes down in an event in the US where Imran khan said before the arrival of his party Tehreek-e-Insaf into the power, the preceding governments didn’t have the required political will to go against these terrorist groups in the country."Until we came into power, the governments did not have the political will, because when you talk about militant groups, we still have about 30,000-40,000 armed people who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir," said the Pakistani prime minister.
"There was a watershed in Pakistani politics. In 2014, the Pakistani Taliban slaughtered 150 schoolchildren at Army Public School. All the political parties signed the National Action Plan and we all decided after that, that we will not allow any militant groups to operate inside Pakistan," he said at the US Institute of Peace. He said his government was the first to start disarming terror groups. "This is the first time it's happening. We've taken over their institutes, their seminaries. We have administrators there," he added. At another event, Imran Khan also said: "40 different militant groups" were operating from Pakistan. Past governments, particularly in the last 15 years, we're not in control and did not tell the US about the exact "truth on the ground," he said.
"We were fighting the US war on terror. Pakistan has nothing to do with 9/11. Al-Qaeda was in Afghanistan. There were no militant Taliban in Pakistan. But we joined the US war. But when things started going wrong, where I blame my government, we did not call the exact truth to the US on the ground,” Pakistan PM said to the US lawmakers at the Capitol Hill."Part of the reason was, our governments were not in control. There were 40 different militant groups operating within Pakistan," he stated. The Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician was speaking at a reception hosted by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chairperson of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus.
"He said, “We were going through a phase where our survival is not sure and despite that US was expecting us to do more resilience and help them won the war. But Pakistan was at that time was fighting for its own existence”When asked about the 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed who recently got arrested, PM said would stay in jail or be let off again, he said his government has already made a decision to not to allow any armed militias in our country respecting his countries best interest. He said because of the Pulwama attack which Jaish e Mohammed had claimed brings Pakistan right into the limelight. He says the alleged attack was clearly a smart move