Pak-US ties: US Senators acknowledge Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan
A delegation of US Senators called on Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Sunday. Views were exchanged on matters of bilateral interest and overall situation in the region. The delegation includes John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, and David Perdue. Senator John McCain said that Pakistan has a significant role for establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan. Peace and stability in Afghanistan is not possible without Pakistan's help. John McCain said Kashmir issue should be resolved in peaceful way through negotiation. He said that US wants end to violence in Kashmir. He said the US will continue its policy regarding Kashmir issue and no change has been made in this regard.
Host: Arshad Malik
Co-host: C.R. Shamsi
Analyst on Telephone:
Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi (IR Expert):
It is a positive development that US Senators are on a visit to Pakistan. US Senators always played a vital role in the politics of United States. US Senators have visited Pakistan after a long time and will discuss the matters related to regional security during meeting with Pakistani officials. Pakistan is fighting a crucial and decisive war against terrorism that has also been appreciated by the world. Now international community has started realizing the importance of Pakistan in the region. Pakistan will express its reservations on Indian aggression at LoC and its influence in Afghanistan and using Afghan land for terrorist activities in Pakistan during the meetings with US Senators.