Thursday, August 31, 2017

US targeting Pakistan for CPEC: Fazl

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/227057-US-targeting-Pakistan-for-CPEC-Fazl



RAHIMYAR KHAN: JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday said the US had targeted Pakistan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and started its conspiracy by creating a political crisis in the country. 

Speaking at the Makki Masjid here, Fazl said Washington was religiously pursuing its policy to promote instability in the world. He said US President Donald Trump was using his new policy on Afghanistan as a weapon to target Pakistan.

He said Pakistan was picked up as the first victim of this policy where a democratically elected prime minister was ousted, thus affecting the civil-military relationship and creating an air of distrust between parliament and the judiciary.   on former pilots who opted to work in the private sector after 10 years of service in the air forces to return to the military, but only 50 pilots responded to the call.

As an antidote to the crisis, the government introduced an article in a recently issued state of emergency decree stipulating that pilots, including former pilots, should serve 18 years in the air forces before being allowed to work in the private sector.

In the meantime, Turkey thought to hire Pakistani pilots for training but the proposal was rejected by Trump led America exploring new options in Afghanistan and ramping up pressure on Pakistan

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