US experts allege Islamabad repeatedly manipulated administrations


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. | File image&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspReuters

Key Highlights

  • US expert Arthur Herman wrote in The Hill and said that it is time for the US, and the world, to “pull the plug on the toxic relationship with Pakistan”
  • He said that Islamabad has been “systematically lying and manipulating” successive US presidential administrations, Republican and Democratic alike

Washington: Global uproar against Pakistan is getting louder with each passing day over the country’s lack of intent to curb terrorism sprouting from its soil, destabilising peace not just in the Indian subcontinent, but also denting a major hole in the coffers of the United States of America.

That Islamabad is still in the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force despite its repeated attempts to escape the hammer is a testimonial to its lack of intent to adhere to the anti-terror funding norms.

Now, experts in the geopolitics of the region have claimed that Pakistan has been exploiting Washington, DC for its nefarious activities back home, “systematically lying and manipulating” successive US presidential administrations, Republican and Democratic alike, making America and the world a worse conflict zone.

US expert Arthur Herman wrote in The Hill and said that it is time for the US, and the world, to “pull the plug on the toxic relationship with Pakistan”.

Pakistan has received in excess of USD 33 billion as assistance from America since 2002, including USD 14 billion to fight terrorism in the region, but the country has cunningly been doing the exact opposite with the aid.

“In the wake of the debacle of withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, it’s time to radically reassess our policy toward Pakistan. It’s time for policymakers, past and present, to explain why we continue to provide assistance to a country that cozies up to our enemies; has proliferated nuclear technology to some of the worst governments on earth; and has betrayed our friendship time and again,” Herman said.

The experts highlighted that after the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Pakistan provided asylum to the then most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden for nearly a decade till US Special Forces hunted him down in 2011 in Abbottabad.


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