Ariana News Agency: The Pakistani Prime Minister has said he will not allow US troops to set up military bases in Afghanistan to monitor Afghanistan.
“Islamabad is ready to be one of Afghanistan’s strongest partners in establishing peace in the country,” Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was quoted as saying to Al Jazeera.
The Pakistani prime minister stressed that US forces should never think that the Pakistani government would allow them to build military bases on the pretext of remotely monitoring Afghanistan.
He added that US forces must reach a comprehensive political agreement before withdrawing completely from Afghanistan.
He went on to rule out hosting any US military bases for use against other countries in the region. Referring to the need for foreign troops to leave Afghanistan before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pakistani prime minister said: “Before leaving Afghanistan, the Americans must settle all issues and resolve regional disputes in order to maintain their presence in the region.” .
He added: “The formation of a coalition government in Afghanistan can be a great help in establishing peace in this country.”
Troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan for their home countries before 9/11. US officials say they may be monitoring their interests in Afghanistan through other countries in the region.