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Proposed US sanctions on Pakistan to be counter-productive

Javed Rana
Press TV, Islamabad

The Pentagon has finally made admission of its failures which enabled the Taliban to takeover the entire Afghanistan so swiftly.

Contrary to what the Pentagon admitted before US Senate armed Services Committee, as many as 22 Republican Senators introduced a bill in the Senate to probe the role of regional countries with particular focus on Pakistan in the military defeat of US led NATO troops in Afghanistan. The bill proposes sanctions on regional countries particularly Pakistan and nascent Taliban government in Kabul.

After Afghanistan, Pakistan has suffered the most. Tens of thousands of people died. An estimated 250 billion dollar losses occurred to the economy in the long drawn retaliatory insurgency in Pakistan for supporting a US war on Afghanistan.

Pakistan sounded disappointed over what it called ungratefulness of the West for ignoring its sacrifices in a war which the people here always believed, was not their war. Analysts believe that Islamabad is likely to further get closer to China to become parts of efforts to build up a block of regional countries in the event of US sanctions on Pakistan.

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