TEHRAN – A Pakistani journalist says the public in his country oppose hosting U.S. bases.
“Public in Pakistan doesn’t want the U.S. bases here,” Imad Hussain tells the Tehran Times.
The experience of Pakistan as a country that collaborated with former U.S. President George W. Bush to invade Afghanistan proved costly. The extremists took the cooperation as a pretext to do many terrorist activities.
“After that Pakistan was dragged into regional conflicts and the result was long and massive terror acts in Pakistan which is no secret,” Hussain laments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out hosting American bases in Pakistan for military action in Afghanistan, fearing it might lead to his country being “targeted in revenge attacks” by the Taliban.
In an opinion piece in The Washington Post ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with top Afghan leaders at the White House last month, Khan also questioned the efficacy of…