Imran Khan hopes re-elected Obama looks for genuine peace settlement
Asserting that Barack Obama's last term as U.S. President was not good for Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed hope that the former would look for a genuine peace settlement during his second term in office.
"Obama's last term wasn't good for Pakistan. For us, there was more violence, more drone attacks, there was surge in Afghanistan...But what we think is in his second term he might be able to withstand the pressure from the Generals because General (David) Petraeus's idea was the surge and that caused so much violence in Afghanistan, it caused so many problems to Pakistan and obviously these increase in drone attacks which then led to more terrorist attacks on Pakistan's security forces," said Khan.
"So, what we hope now is that Obama in his second term will actually look for a genuine peace settlement and that's really what all of us want," he added.
Defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment, Obama created history again by defeating his Republican foe Mitt Romney.
Obama also thanked his supporters on his historic win.
"This happened because of you. Thank you," he tweeted.