Mc Master reaffirms Trump administration's commitment to work closely with Pakistan in strengthening mutually beneficial relations

US National Security Adviser was talking to Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad. He was talking to Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Monday.  His country will also work with Pakistan towards the shared objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.  McMaster acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices in combating extremism and terrorism.  Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan and the US have been close friends over decades and that a continued strong partnership remained critical to promoting peace and stability in the wider region. 

Analyst live on Phone: 

Aqeel Yousafzai (Expert on Afghan Affairs):

The visit of US Security Advisor to Pakistan is a good development. It is the first high level official visit by new United States administration. Pakistan is an important player in the region so its importance for regional peace could not be ignored. The incumbent government should focus on to strengthen its bilateral relations with Afghanistan and eliminate the misunderstandings of Afghan government and Afghan people. Some elements have been taking advantage of the misunderstandings of both the countries.

Pakistan urges United States to play role for defusing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi by resolving Kashmir issue

Pakistan's Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi says solution of Kashmir is important for regional peace. Pakistan urges us to play its role for resolution of kashmir dispute. Pakistan has called on the Speaking in television programme of World Affairs Council, a Washington-based think-tank in New York, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that solution of Kashmir is important for lasting peace in the region. 

Analyst live on Phone: 

Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert):

India wants to decide Kashmir issue by force but the Kashmir movement has gained momentum after the killing of Burhan Wani. Indian politicians are also admitting that Kashmir is getting out of Indian control because of Modi’s policies. On the other hand India is continuously violating LoC and the Working Boundary and Pakistan also have strong evidences of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. International community must force India to accept the role of mediation offered by different countries to resolve Kashmir dispute as it is main cause of Indo-Pak tensions.

OIC willing to join contact group on peace & conflict resolution

The Secretary General expressed confidence on the group's contribution towards conflict solutions Seventeen members of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) representing all geographical regions of the organisation have expressed their willingness to join Contact Group on Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Host:       Umer Iftikhar

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