July 01, 2017

US to review its policy towards Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Washington has officially informed Islamabad that the United States would complete its policy review about Pakistan and some other important countries towards end of the next month and Trump administration will choreograph its policy within the review once it is made available to it. The Trump administration has also informed Pakistan that its ties with India would not pose a threat to Pakistan’s interests.

It has been revealed in the course of deliberations held in the Foreign Office on Friday in a meeting that was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to inside information of the meeting that continued for about three hours, the participants expressed their views candidly as the prime minister heard them patiently. He posed queries in the process to make certain points clear. The closed-door meeting discussed Pakistan’s Foreign Policy aspects with regard to the China, the United States, Afghanistan, Russia, India and Gulf states. The meeting was informed that the United States was also reviewing its policy towards Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary is being asked to submit a detailed report once the US administration completes its review so that Islamabad should make an assessment of its ties with Washington.

The meeting reviewed developments regarding the United States that is patronising India in an unprecedented manner. The participants of the meeting were disappointed with India’s attitude under Narendra Modi administration as India is trying to maintain poor relations with Pakistan. Its policies regarding Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK) and grave defiance of human rights in the occupied area was deplored by the meeting.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made it clear that Pakistan would continue to support the peaceful struggle of Kashmiri people and leave no stone unturned to expose the Indian atrocities against the innocent people of IHK.

The meeting decided to sensitise Washington about the worst human rights situation in the IHK and for the purpose Pakistan’s envoy in the United States would be assigned a special task.


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