Those getting waistcoat stitched say why did I make a statement against US: PM Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that those getting the waistcoat stitched say why did he make a statement against the United States.
Speaking at the Islamabad Security Dialogue on Friday, he said that a powerful country was saying them why did he pay a visit to Russia. "Can any country say such a thing to anyone like the communication we received?" he questioned.
The prime minister paid tribute to India for having an independent foreign policy. "India is purchasing oil from Russia despite restrictions. A UK minister had stated that they cannot say anything to India over its foreign policy," he maintained.
He said that taking independent decisions while keeping high the interests of a nation was extremely important rather than submitting to the will of other countries in exchange for foreign aid. "A nation could not progress until it kept thinking that it could not survive without foreign aid."
Criticizing the decisions of previous governments for joining the alien wars, namely the Afghan Jihad and the post 9/11 war on terror, Imran Khan said that these decisions that incurred major damage to Pakistan were made for the sake of dollars.
He said national security was a multidimensional phenomenon and could be ensured when the state and nation got united with a single vision and ideology. "My government firmly believes that there is a relationship between economic, human, and traditional security which is imperative for Pakistan’s long-term development," he added.
The prime minister was of the view that the government has pursued an independent foreign policy and did not become part of bloc politics to achieve the same objectives.
Speaking on the occasion, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf said the national security policy focuses on peace, cooperation and economy. "We want cooperation with all the countries," he added.