ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday referred to Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda, as a “shaheed” in the National assembly, which sparked a Twitter trend led by Indians criticizing him for giving Osama the title of martyr.
Speaking about the damages inflicted upon the country in the war on terror, Imran Khan said that Pakistan should not have taken part in the war on terror. Pakistan faced the worst humiliation for America’s war, he said.
He said the United States blamed Pakistan for its failure in Afghanistan. He said when the US killed Osama in our country and made him ‘a martyr’, the entire world criticised us that our ally did not even bother to talk to us before carrying out operation in the country.
The prime minister said one of the top US military officials had said that they were conducting drone strikes with the permission of Pakistani government.
Regarding Foreign Policy of his government, the prime minister said, “Today Pakistan enjoyed cordial relations with the United States. It has been my consistent stances that we will not participate in any US war but will always be ready to facilitate any peace talks.”
He said the United States acknowledged Pakistan’s role in peace process in Afghanistan and we were trying to facilitate in this regard. He said peace in Afghanistan was in the best interest of the region.
Imran Khan also elaborated that Pakistan was also trying its best to improve relations between the Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Imran Khan had also said that one core educational syllabus would be implemented across Pakistan from March 2021.
Expressing regret over three or more dimensional educational systems in Pakistan, PM Imran Khan said, “Such system built three tiers of thinking in the country one was of English medium school, one of madrassahs and another of Urdu medium school.”