Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders — Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China — to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says.

Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, made the remarks in an interview with CNN on Thursday, days after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial war strategy for Afghanistan.

In a blatant U-turn from his campaign pledges to end the now 16-year occupation of Afghanistan, Trump said on Monday that his views have changed since entering the White House and that he would continue the military intervention “as long as we see determination and progress” in Afghanistan.

Trump also accused Pakistan of providing “safe havens for terrorist organizations,” which are active in Afghanistan.

“I would say that this is a deeply flawed…

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