ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that after coming into power the first thing he would do is to disengage Pakistan from the US war on terrorism, adding, that such disengagement would make the "Jehad syndrome" go away.

"We will be friend of the US but we're not going to be slaves of the US," he said.

"They are losing the war, because they are losing the hearts and minds of the people," he told Dubai-based Al Arabiya News Channel in an exclusive interview.

Imran Khan believes that while Obama and Biden had their heart in the right place; they are surrounded by Generals and military Advisers, who he believes do not give them correct guidance.

"They are losing the war, because they are losing the hearts and minds of the people," he said, adding, that today there is more anti-Americanism and more hatred due to the Obama administration's handling of the situation.

With just a few months to go until the upcoming Pakistani elections; Imran Khan seems more confident than ever that he will emerge a winner this time around.

"People are sick of the old political leadership, who have all been in power in the last five years and have led Pakistan to destruction,” he added.

As for the electoral alliance proposal which former President Pervez Musharraf offered, he commented that alliance with Musharraf would be ‘political suicide.’

"There is more terrorism and extremism in Pakistan than ever in our history thanks to Musharraf," he said.

He gives three reasons as to why he would never ally himself with Musharraf; firstly, because of what he described as immunity guarantees that the former President brokered to bring in his successor Asif Ali Zardari - the current President of Pakistan.

Second, he says Musharraf is responsible for the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in Balochistan and the Balochistan insurgencies which came after that. Finally,Imran Khan argues it was wrong for Musharaf to send Pakistan's troops under US pressure to fight internally, a conflict which left 50,000 Pakistanis dead. He described the situation in Syria as a mess, adding, that he "can't understand any Head of State killing his own people".

As for relations with India, he said his country and its neighbour came very close to resolving their issues, particularly Kashmir. 

He considers that both countries should follow in the footsteps of the Europeans, in opening their borders and allowing free economic flow.  "The answer lies in politically solving the issue," he stated.