Drone aftermath: US doesn't want peace in Pakistan, says Nisar

Interior minister says he fails to understand why Sartaj Aziz believed in US assurances.

Web Desk November 22, 2013
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar speaks during a news conference in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Questioning the sincerity of US towards Pakistan, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said America doesn't want peace in the country.

Nisar made this statement while speaking to media outside the parliament after Friday prayers. He was responding to the recent drone strike in Hangu.

“How can we consider US as our friend after this drone strike,” Nisar questioned, adding that he fails to understand why Sartaj Aziz believed in US assurances.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Aziz had recently said that America has assured Pakistan that drone strikes will not be carried out during talks with the Taliban

Blaming US involvement in the country for all the chaos, the interior minister said it is time Pakistan decides between “honour and US dollars.”

He added that American financial aid has not brought any positive change in the country.

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Ajay | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Khan: You are delusional if you think that world dislikes you because you are Muslims, have lots of engineers and scientists, have nuclear power, etc. You are equally delusional if you think your Army has protected Pakistan..sure it has built up impressive capability and armaments, however, it has done nothing in taking up the 'Real' , 'Manly' fight against the Shaia seeking TTP & JI. Where is their prowess. Fighting conventional wars such as those with India are considered 'simple' wars now-a-days. The one against TTP will be complex requiring more determination, will power and planning. Is your Army upto it? The clear answer is No!

Ajay | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@The Failed Rebel: The only problem is your well written response is that Imran, Fazlur, Maunawar, et all are also the enemies of Pakistan as is TTP and Pak Army, not doing anything to protect Pakistan from its enemies. So please don't be selective in your condemnation. Pakistan's whole canvas is corrupted. How you can paint it white and start all over is a mind boggling question because no one exists inside Pakistan who can do this. Perhaps Musharraf would have done it had he lasted longer and had he felt more stable. Now, it seems to outsiders, that only outside powers are the only option left. For example if you consider the demands of Fazlur, TTP for Sharia to replace constitution as un-Pakistani, then THEY are the Primary enemies, all others become Secondary enemies. Answer this question- Who, today, is capable of taking on TTP? Only US and its drones, seems to be the obvious answer. This isan't an answer of an Indian but many Pakistanis also.

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