Pakistan PM Imran Khan Admits There Were 40 Militant Groups Operating In His Country

Pakistan, Khan said, was trying its best to get the Taliban on the table to start this dialogue. “So far, we have done pretty well,” he said and cautioned the US that the process was not going to be easy. “Do not expect this to be easy, because it is a very complicated situation in Afghanistan. But rest assured, we would be trying our best. The whole country is standing behind me. The Pakistan Army, the security forces, all are behind me. We all have one objective and it is exactly the same objective as the US, which is to have a peaceful solution as quickly as possible in Afghanistan,” Khan said.

In his last public engagement before winding up his hectic three-day US tour, Khan hoped that the US-Pak relationship was now on a different level. “It was painful for us to the mistrust between the two countries,” he rued, adding, “We hope that from now onwards, our relationship will be completely different.”

(With inputs from