Sunday, 5 December 2021

Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

Pakistan should be treated with respect

In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it.

Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.”

“We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting,” he said, warning that vital aid could be cut. “That will have to change and that will change immediately.”

Corbyn, in his interview with BBC Urdu service, said, “Pakistan is a country which should be treated with respect and it should not be criticised from outside.”

He said that all the countries will have to play all-possible roles to eradicate terrorism and it applies to everyone.

The British politician opposed Trump’s decision to deploy more US troops to Afghanistan saying it is the continuity of the failed US policy.

“I do not support it. The solution to the Afghan issue lies in political dialogue.”

When asked about the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Corbyn appealed to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to show commitment to human rights in her treatment of the Rohingyas.

Speaking about rise in hate crimes against Muslims after Manchester and London Bridge attacks, he said such crimes, whether they are against Muslims, Jews or against any religion, are condemnable.

“We all, being a community, are united against these attacks,” Corbyn added.

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