‘Suffered most’ from Afghan war, says Pakistan citing USD 150 bln financial losses

Pakistan has said that it has suffered most from the Afghanistan war stressing that it faced nearly “80,000 casualties” and over “USD 150 billion” in financial losses, local media reported.

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 19 : Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, spokesperson for Pakistan’s Foreign Office, on Saturday said that after Afghanistan, Pakistan has suffered most has been the biggest victim of decades of the Afghan conflict. “Of all the countries of the world, Pakistan has suffered the most — with over 80,000 casualties and more than 150 billion US dollars in economic losses,” he said.
Earlier, the European Parliament in a resolution over Afghanistan’s situation, alleged that Pakistan is “assisting the Taliban” in fighting the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) in the Panjshir Valley “by supplying its special forces and providing air support”, according to The News International.
Ahmad expressed dissatisfaction over the remarks saying that Islamabad played a crucial role in the Doha peace process and subsequent intra-Afghan negotiations.
However, Afghans and the previous Kabul government had blamed Pakistan for its proxy war in Afghanistan.
In August, Afghans all across the world had staged protests against Pakistan and called for a UN sanction against Islamabad.

Imran Khan says Biden faced ‘unfair criticism’ over Afghanistan withdrawal

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently came to the defence of US President Joe Biden by saying that Biden faced “unfair criticism” over withdrawal from Afghanistan and it was the “most sensible thing” to do. Notably, Khan has not received any call from the US President so far.
In an interview given to Russia Today on Friday, Khan said: “There was so much unfair criticism of President Biden, and what he did was the most sensible thing to do.” Earlier in an interview with CNN, Khan had said that Joe Biden is a “busy man” when he was asked that did he receive any call from the US President.
Regarding Afghanistan Khan said that there will be “far-reaching consequences in terms of the refugees”. He also denied that Islamabad helped the Taliban in the fight against the US forces, Dawn reported on Friday.
“If we believe this is the case, it means Pakistan is stronger than the US and the whole of the Europeans.”

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