“This is absolute nonsense”, Khan said in an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff.
He said his government would not allow the United States to set up any bases inside Pakistan to do intelligence work or carry out counterinsurgency operations.
“When we were in the height of that war on terror, which Pakistan joined, there were suicide bombs taking place all over the country. The businesses collapsed, tourism collapsed. So what we do not want to be as part of any conflict,” he said.
Khan said Pakistan pushed the Taliban to negotiate with the US over ending the conflict in Afghanistan and added the best political outcome in Afghanistan is an “inclusive government”.
“This is the best outcome. There is no other outcome because the military solution has failed”, he said.