Imran Khan: We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

Pakistan won't be treated like'hired gun anymore says PM Imran

Pakistan Urges US to Leave Afghanistan 'As Friend of the Region'

He held the U.S. authorities and Afghan government responsible for failing to restore peace and stability across Afghanistan.

Dunford stressed that his top priority is not to ensure security and stability in Afghanistan, which has been lying in shambles as a result of the 17-year-long war, but to "make recommendations for the deployment of military force that protects the American people, the homeland and our allies". Putting pressure on the Taliban, however, is easier said than done, he said.

He has said that he would like a proper relationship with the US.

Trump sent the letter days after accusing Pakistan of "doing nothing" to combat terrorist groups, triggering a spat with PM Khan.

Addressing a press conference after the ministerial meeting, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief said Pakistan has to support the Afghan peace. They said that we have time and time again asked the Americans, "Can you tell us where the sanctuaries are, and we will go after them?"

"Like the US, Pakistan too seeks peace in Afghanistan which is in its interest as well", the PM said, as he assured his government "will do its best".

In an interview with The Washington Post, Khan criticised the United States' "deeply flawed policies" on Afghanistan and denied there were any sanctuaries for Taliban leaders in Pakistan. Pakistan had nothing to do with 9/11.And yet Pakistan was asked to participate in the U.S. war.

Last month, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the United States despite billions of dollars in USA aid, adding that Pakistani officials knew of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's location before his killing by US troops in a 2011 raid inside Pakistan.

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"We must continue to engage with the Pakistani leadership to realise how we can achieve this mutual interest", McKenzie said.

On Wednesday, he met with a U.S. peace envoy in Islamabad and pledged to help find a political solution to the long-running war. "It has to be a regional solution, not just a solution centred in Afghanistan", he said. "Bear in mind that about 40 percent of Afghanistan is now out of the government's hands".

"There were a lot of people in Pakistan who opposed it, including me".

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor, which will officially open next year, in Pakistan November 28, 2018.

"To push the peace agenda forward, an authoritative negotiating team will conduct direct negotiations with the Taliban and we expect the same from the Taliban to give us a united negotiating team", said Saikal. It will be hard to reach a settlement without some form of assistance or Pakistan. It was the first time I saw a welfare state.

More than 17 years after the USA invasion, Washington has stepped up its bid for talks with the resurgent Taliban with a flurry of recent diplomatic efforts.

The Trump administration has suspended hundreds of millions in funding for Pakistan over Islamabad's refusal to take decisive action against terrorist groups orchestrating attacks against USA troops in Afghanistan from Pakistani soil.

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