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Pakistan PM Imran Khan thinks Taliban are 'normal civilians', not military outfit

In an interview with PBS News Hour, Imran Khan has said that the Taliban were not some military outfit but "normal civilians". He also asked how Pakistan was supposed to hunt them down

For world Taliban may be a dreaded, extremist group, but for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan they are just normal civilians. In an interview with PBS News Hour, Imran Khan has said that the Taliban were not some military outfit but "normal civilians". He also asked how Pakistan was supposed to hunt them down when the country had nearly three million Afghan refugees at its borders.

Pakistan has long been accused of providing safe sanctuaries to the Taliban.

"Where are these safe havens? There are three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. And Taliban are not some military outfit. They are normal civilians. And if there are some civilians in these camps, how is Pakistan supposed to hunt these people down?" Khan said.

Terming the allegations that Pakistan has aided Taliban financially and provided them with weapons and intelligence as “extremely unfair”, he has demanded evidence from detractors to back these claims.

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