Prime management ‘happy’ at US ties progress

ISLAMABAD   –   Pakistan’s high civil and army management Monday confirmed satisfaction that the ties with america had been again on observe.

In a gathering right here, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Military Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa agreed that Pakistan’s efforts had modified Washington’s coverage because it had earlier been accusing Islamabad of deception.

PM Khan and Common Bajwa each visited the US collectively final week and held necessary conferences resulting in ‘resetting’ of the Pak-US ties.

“Through the [PM-COAS] assembly, issues pertaining to safety state of affairs and necessary affairs got here beneath dialogue,” stated an official assertion.

The 2 leaders additionally exchanged views on inner and regional safety state of affairs, officers stated.

Inter-Companies Public Relations Director Common Main Common Asif Ghafoor and Inter-Companies Intelligence Director Common Lieutenant Common Faiz Hameed had been current within the assembly.

Prime Minister Imran Khan additionally known as on President Dr Arif Alvi yesterday and briefed him on his current go to to the US.

“The President counseled the Prime Minister on the profitable completion of his go to and termed it an enormous success by way of successfully conveying Pakistan’s narrative on problems with regional and worldwide significance,” stated an official assertion.

He stated such high-level visits are of paramount significance and hoped that this profitable go to will additional strengthen the relations between the 2 international locations.

Officers stated high three leaders of the nation vowed to confront terrorism in all its types and manifestations. “They’re happy that the Pak-US ties are again on observe,” one official stated.

After the profitable US go to by PM Khan and Common Bajwa, US President Donald Trump accepted an invite to go to Pakistan. When Prime Minister Imran Khan met President Trump on the White Home on July 22, it was the primary summit-level engagement between Pakistan and the US since 2015.

Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal later stated Pakistan was able to welcome President Trump. He tweeted: “@POTUS (President Trump) accepts @ImranKhanPTI (PM Khan) invite to go to Pakistan. We welcome u (you) Mr President. #pakusnewdawn.”

PM Khan and President Trump held complete discussions with a give attention to constructing a broad-based and enduring partnership between Pakistan and america and strengthening cooperation between the 2 international locations to carry peace, stability and financial prosperity in South Asia.

Prime Minister Khan had briefed President Trump about his imaginative and prescient of socio-economic improvement of


Pakistan. He stated that “peaceable neighborhood” was a precedence of Pakistan’s overseas coverage.

He added that peace and stability



within the area would enable Pakistan to harness its wealthy human useful resource potential to generate development and spur regional connectivity.

President Trump appreciated Prime Minister Khan’s imaginative and prescient for peace in South Asia. The Prime Minister stated Pakistan was satisfied that normalization of relations with India could be mutually useful for the 2 international locations.

Since Imran Khan gained the overall election a few yr in the past, he has known as for “mutually useful” ties with America, whereas remaining an outspoken critic of US anti-terror ways comparable to drone strikes.

The Trump administration is attempting to barter its army withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban, a militant group it has lengthy accused Pakistan of supporting.

PM Khan has beforehand stated that US help was “minuscule” in contrast with what the US-led “conflict on terror” had value Pakistan.

Since Donald Trump took workplace in 2017, his administration has adopted a tough line in opposition to Pakistan, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and deceptive the US over the problem – costs Islamabad denies. Trump started 2018 by promising on Twitter to finish “silly” support to the nation.

“The USA has foolishly given Pakistan greater than 33 billion {dollars} in support over the past 15 years, and so they have given us nothing however lies & deceit, considering of our leaders as fools. They offer secure haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little assist. No extra!” he stated in a New Yr tweet.

PM Khan hit again saying: “Document must be put straight on Mr Trump’s tirade in opposition to Pakistan: 1. No Pakistani was concerned in 9/11 however Pak determined to take part in US Battle on Terror. 2. Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties on this conflict & over $123 bn was misplaced to economic system. US “support” was a miniscule $20 billion.”

Nevertheless, a few months earlier than that Twitter conflict, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already raised the prospect of a reset with the brand new authorities of PM Khan.


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