On the United States allegations that Pakistan harbours Taliban, the premier recalled that "in the 1980s, we collaborated with the U.S.in the Soviet jihad there". We are there to fight worldwide terrorism and to prevent Afghanistan from ever again becoming a safe heaven for global terrorism.
PM Khan also denied that there were any sanctuaries for Taliban leaders in Pakistan. "Who would not want to be friends with a superpower?" he said. "We have time and time again asked the Americans, to tell us where the sanctuaries are, and we will go after them", he said. He said peace in Afghanistan is in Pakistan's interest, so his government will do "everything" to help.
The Trump administration has suspended hundreds of millions in funding for Pakistan over Islamabad's refusal to take decisive action against terrorist groups orchestrating attacks against USA troops in Afghanistan from Pakistani soil.
Fifteen years after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation took the lead on worldwide security efforts in Afghanistan, the military alliance's foreign ministers on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to stay the course despite mounting Afghan casualties and the slow pace of peace efforts.
Asked to elaborate on the ideal nature of relationship that he would like to have with the US, Khan said: "For instance, our relationship with China is not one-dimensional".
During last month's exchange with Mr Trump, the Pakistani leader said his country had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123bn (£95.7bn) during America's so-called war on terror despite no one from his country being involved in the 9/11 attacks.
When asked whether he thinks Pakistan's relationship with the United States should warm up, he replied "Who would not want to be friends with a superpower?" "We raised money, but we are talking to the International Monetary Fund".
Pakistan joined the US-led war in Afghanistan in 2001 and paid a heavy price as mentioned by the prime minister on many occasions. "Pakistan has never made the structural changes that are needed. I think the task that we have is to make it attractive to them so that they see that it is in their best interest to do that", McKenzie said.
"Our government's prime focus is uplifting the poor and giving due share to underprivileged areas of the country", said the premier. I had gone on television and warned everyone that we will stand by the Supreme Court verdict.
"If we go with the International Monetary Fund, we will make sure this is the last time", he promised, suggesting that "Pakistan has never made the structural changes that are needed". He said he hopes that after the elections Pakistan can resume talks with India.
In his first foreign interview to the Washington Post, the newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister said that Islamabad would never accept money to fight someone else's war as it not only costs human lives but also puts the dignity of a country at stake.
He maintained that he wanted the case of the Mumbai attacks to be resolved, adding that he has "asked our government to find out the status of the case". "The head of the TLP then passed a death sentence on the Supreme Court judges and kept saying that they should be killed".