ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that US President-elect Barack Obama could be convinced over halting drone attacks on Pakistan’s territory. Talking to VoA on Tuesday, he said that it is unfortunate that the nation could not attach expectations to President Asif Ali Zardari of taking daring steps to initiate dialogue with US new administration on US-led forces incursion into Pakistan as he became the President through US brokered deal.
He said that to attach expectations to the government was useless who as NRO-based president, through which he was given indemnity of the corruption case, could not take bold steps to safeguard the country’s integrity.
To a question, PTI chairman said, “I would have withdrawn the troops from the tribal areas if I was prime minister of the country”. It’s the need of the hour to devise a comprehensive strategy for handing the militants instead of launching massive operation against them; however, he demanded of the government and US to settle down the issue through dialogues.
It is pertinent to mention that PTI Chairman earlier suggested the government to send a delegation of the expert tribesmen to make US President-elect Barack Obama understand that Afghanistan is turning to be a their grave as it was once of Russia.-SANA