Friday, 26 April 2019, 02:59:20 am
January 12, 2018

Experts say world acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in war on terror.

Rahim Ullah Yousafzai (Expert on Afghan Affairs): The United States wants to further good relations with Pakistan. The US does not want to further deteriorate its relations with the country who always supported its policies in the region. The current worsening relations between Pakistan and the US are purely temporary. The US always recognized Pakistan efforts in war against terrorism. The Trump administration continuously blames Pakistan and afterwards others condemn it. The US wants Pakistan to accept all its demands like earlier in 9/11, but this time Pakistan won't pay heed to the US threats. Now it is crystal clear that the US administration will pay proper attention to the reservations of Pakistan.

Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert): The current US policies towards Pakistan are very unfriendly and idealistic in nature. Pakistan fights war against terrorism for promoting peace and prosperity in the region. The whole world recognizes Pakistan's efforts in war against terrorism and its efforts to maintain durable peace in Afghanistan. The US wants to maintain peace in Afghanistan but it's not responsible for peace in the region. Pakistan is taking concrete steps for effective border management along Pak-Afghan border. For this purpose Pakistan wants the US support. China always played its active role in the region for maintaining sustainable peace in the region. India is among the largest importers of US weapon industries. Other elements are also active in Afghanistan which is causing distress for the regional countries.

Fauzia Nasreen (Former Ambassador): The US President Donald Trump should think upon his attitude. He usually posts Tweets without paying attention to the ground realities. The US should recognize the efforts of Pakistan in war against terrorism. It was difficult for the US to transport food and other technical support to NATO and ISAF forces in Afghanistan without the support of Pakistan. Pakistan has categorically expressed that it is not fighting war against terrorism for aid and fund, rather for maintain peace and stability in the region.

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Naeem Khalid Lodhi (Defence Analyst): It is need of time to work speedily on Afghan border management system from both the sides. The US should have to respect and recognize the efforts and sacrifices if Pakistan in war against terrorism. Pakistan also needs to put its own house in order so that no one else could raise finger towards it. Pakistan is fighting a successful war against terrorists and all of their hideouts. The US could not win the Afghan war without support of Pakistan. The US will have to recognize sacrifices of Pakistan since the beginning of Afghan war.