It is also worth noting that Pakistan's alienation of Afghan Islamic militants had already happened before the U.S. war on terror, as both Pakistan and the United States were directly involved with supporting particular Islamic militant groups in Afghanistan, even after the Soviets had withdrawn from government.
Trump is to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NY later this week. Thousands of them move across the border every day, and Pakistani authorities are not able to determine whether or not insurgents are also among them.
Donald Trump (right) met Imran Khan in NY.
"India and the United States also understand that to keep our community safe, we must protect our borders".
The White House readout of the Trump-Khan bilateral said the two leaders had discussed de-escalation of India-Pakistan tensions and the importance of dialogue as well as combating terror. He recounted how his country has suffered unprecedented human and financial losses since joining Washington's war on terror in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terror strikes against the United States.
Appreciating the political wisdom and acumen of Imran Khan, he said he trusts Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan. We do not accept any interference by Pakistan and other nations in Kashmir.
He said we signed a Preferential Trade Agreement with China to enhance our exports, while Beijing is also helping us by relocating industry to Pakistan. He said we created these militant groups to fight the Soviets in the name of Jihad and they were heroes then. Khan said previous governments in Islamabad "should not have pledged what they could not deliver" and added that 70,000 Pakistanis were killed as the country's economic growth took a hit. I heard a very aggressive statement yesterday, not to say that I was there.