ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has suffered great losses when it joined the US-led War on Terror in Afghanistan and rather than recovering its losses Washington blamed Islamabad for its own setbacks in the war.
This was said by Pakistan’s Prime Minister in an exclusive interviews with a renowned Russian News Channel on Thursday.
The premiere further added that Pakistan took a serious hit after joining the US-led global campaign against terrorism. Before that, Islamabad had been training the Islamist Mujahedeen fighters, who were “funded by the American CIA” to wage war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s. But as it was the US’s turn to invade Afghanistan, “these groups turned against us.”
Explaining the losses, he said, “We lost 70,000 people, suffered over $100 billion in terms of losses to economy and in the end, we were blamed for the Americans not succeeding in Afghanistan. I felt it was very unfair to Pakistan.”