Pakistan is home to 40,000 terrorists and 40 militant groups, admits Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington.Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted the presence of at least 40,000 terrorists in his country.
  • Separately, Khan also claimed the presence of 40 militant groups in Pakistan.
  • Imran Khan has earlier admitted that Pakistan's top spy agency helped the US to locate Al-Qaeda's Chief Osama-bin-Laden in 2001.
In yet another shocker, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted the presence of at least 40,000 terrorists in his country. In his words, those were the terrorists “who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir”.

Separately, Imran Khan also claimed the presence of 40 militant groups in Pakistan.

Khan claimed that Pakistan’s Army and security forces do not patronise the terror groups. He, however, admitted that police are unable to tackle these trained fighters.

"It was said normally that the security forces patronised the groups. We would not be disarming if the security forces were not standing behind us. You cannot disarm because the police are incapable of disarming these groups. They are trained, these people have experience of fighting in Afghanistan, some in Kashmir. The police cannot go after them, so it is the Army that is helping us disarm all militant groups in our country," said Khan.

During his three-day visit to the US, Imran Khan has earlier admitted that Pakistan's top spy agency helped the US to locate Al-Qaeda's Chief Osama-bin-Laden in 2001.

Yesterday, Khan who is currently on a trip to the US also claimed that Pakistan knew that Osama bin Laden--- America’s most wanted terrorist and the mastermind of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11--- was living in their country.

Khan also added that its own spy agency helped Americans trace bin Laden, which led to a US attack on the country’s soil that killed him in 2011. Back then, the Pervez Musharraf led government claimed that it was unaware of Laden’s presence in the country.

(With IANS inputs)
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