Beck said that he would share the details of the correspondence between him and PM Imran on the radio the next day, and thanked the premier as well as the people of Pakistan.
US TV host Glenn Beck said that Prime Minister Imran’s “leadership of placing humanity before politics is a great example of inter-faith cooperation between the faiths, bridged by the shared value of human compassion”.
“Pakistan has once again proven to be a valued partner in all seasons for the United States, despite recent criticisms from some sections of US media,” he said. “We look forward to the ongoing continued cooperation in the coming weeks as we continue our common goal of protecting the innocent during this humanitarian effort.”
He added that the US should recognise Pakistan’s assistance at this juncture: “We will not forget this support that has enabled America and its allies to make good on their promises to those who helped them without pause or reflection.”
Beck said “no other global leader that we have seen, took such an initiative to leverage his/her position to save the innocent putting humanity before politics.”
“He (PM Imran) has been gracious with his time and never once questioned our motives,” he added.
Since the US withdrawal of Afghanistan, Pakistan has been playing an active role in facilitating evacuation efforts.
In a recent development in this connection, Afghan footballers belonging to the national junior girls’ team and their families were allowed to cross the Torkham border to reach Pakistan after the government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them from their country.
Prior to this, the Foreign Office (FO) had said in a statement that Pakistan remained deeply engaged with the international community since the Taliban took over of Afghanistan, with much of this engagement focused on the evacuation of foreigners and vulnerable Afghans.
The statement, issued on Sept 2, said some 12,000 people had been evacuated from Afghanistan with Pakistan’s assistance until then.