Islamabad 15, December
American Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter and former Ambassador Robin Raphael called on the Chairman Pakistan Tehrik Insaaf Imran Khan in the central secretariat of the party in Islamabad today.
In the meeting Mr. Imran Khan reiterated his long stated stance that the problem of terrorism Pakistan faces today is because of its partnership in the American war in Afghanistan. He said, that while Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf believes in having good relations with all countries including United States, it strongly believes that this partnership cannot be at the cost of Pakistan’s national interest. If the US wants friendship with the people of Pakistan it should stop violating its sovereignty through drone attacks and other incursions inside its territory.
Mr. Imran Khan also strongly condemned the unprovoked attack on the Sallala outposts in which twenty four Pakistani soldiers embraced Shahadat. Other matters of mutual interest in the region were also discussed.
PTI reiterates that it does not believe in meeting foreign dignitaries in secret as some media reports have suggested. The canard of Mr. Imran Khan meeting senior American officials in Dubai is a complete fabrication. Mr. Khan also does not believe in saying one thing in public and another in private. This has been the practice of many others as the recent disclosures in Wikileaks showed. All the meetings of Mr. Imran Khan and whatever he says are and will always remain the public domain.
Central Media Cell