In the wake of the allegations of human rights violations in the country, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq has firmly asserted that Pakistan is not accountable to any government or congressman.
“We are not accountable to any government; we are not accountable to any congressman — absolutely not!” PM Kakar said, further highlighting the robust bond between Pakistan and the US.
He was also questioned about the recent arrests, particularly those of women, which came in the wake of the crackdown against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after its Chairman Imran Khan’s party members and supporters violently reacted to his arrest in May this year.
The prime minister said the country’s laws are impartial, not favoring any gender, and apply to all citizens equally.
PM Kakar also spoke about the resurgence of terrorist threats by dangerous entities such as Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistan) and Daesh was a matter of grave concern for Pakistan and the entire international community.
“Pakistan is facing terrorism for the last two decades,” he said.
The premier stressed that a stable Afghanistan continued to remain an important foreign policy priority for Pakistan and the United States. Kakar said we are holding constructive dialogue with the interim Afghan government.