Since Imran Khan became the prime minister, he has been covered by international media relatively frequently.
Till date, he has been mentioned, and many times praised, by renowned media houses like the BBC News, the CNN, the New York Times, the Times of India, and so on.
Quite recently, he was praised quite profligately by Adam Garrie, a geopolitical expert and the Director of Eurasia Future Think Tank. While talking to Tehran-based “Press TV”, Garrie appreciated Imran Khan’s foreign policy choices.
He said that under his leadership, Pakistan stood up to the US as a sovereign nation. While commenting on Khan’s statement resenting Pakistan’s past dealings with the US, the British commentator said that Islamabad will no longer act as a ‘hired gun’ for the US.
“Well, when Imran Khan first came to power and formed his government just a few months ago, I went out on a limb but very confidently saying that he would be the best political ruler that Pakistan has had since the late and great Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” he said.
Garrie had more to say on the issue, as he maintained, “And events that have happened over the last few months now that Imran is in the government, have totally vindicated this. He’s put very few feet wrong and many feet right in terms of foreign policy relations. He has embraced with that spirit of win-win multi-polarity.”
Approach Towards the US
He appreciated the fact that the PM of Pakistan had stood tall against the US.
“At the same time, he (Imran) has done something that none of his predecessors in recent decades has done. He stood up to the United States from a position of a sovereign nation, as opposed to a nation with a neo-colonial mentality that can be bamboozled by the CIA, whose civilians can be butchered by unmanned drone strikes, and that the US can spit upon whether it was withdrawing so-called aid which is really frankly just reparations in disguise – and a measly, paltry amount at that.”
Garrie further opined that Khan’s attitude was the reason that President Trump, who kept maligning Pakistan in the past, had asked the South Asian nation for help in the US’s exit from Afghanistan.
He had more to say, “If Imran continues on the path that he is pursuing I believe that Pakistan’s best days are very much ahead. Of course, there are economic problems which need to be solved and are being solved. But in terms of foreign policy, I think Pakistan’s new government really is demonstrating that it’s a clean break from the past.”
Via: Press TV