Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the US of seeing Pakistan as only useful to clean up the mess in Afghanistan. US officials have been urging Pakistan to use its influence on the Taliban to broker a peace deal. The Taliban and the Afghan government have not been able to reach an agreement. Consequently, the violence in Afghanistan has escalated sharply.
The premier said that the US was trying to find a military solution when there was no military solution. The United States will withdraw its military units from Afghanistan by August 31, 20 years after overthrowing the Taliban government. Today, however, the Taliban controls more land than at any point since the United States left.