Trump admin committed to strong ties with Pakistan to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan and in the wider South Asian region : US National Security Adviser

The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to a peaceful neighborhood and apprised the US National Security Advisor of the steps taken by Pakistan to reach out to both India and Afghanistan . PM conveyed Pakistan 's readiness to work with the international community to explore ways in which the Afghan crisis can be resolved.

Lieutenant General H.R McMaster, the US National Security Advisor paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today. This is Gen. McMaster’s first visit to Pakistan as the US National Security Advisor and the first formal high level exchange between US and Pakistan under the new Administration. The Prime Minister welcomed the visiting dignitary and apprised him of the efforts and initiatives of his Government, which have resulted in a marked improvement in the overall security situation, while also paving way for an economic turnaround in the country. The Prime Minister emphasized that the developments, which fully captured the spirit of “new Pakistan” were being widely acknowledged and appreciated by the international community. He said that across-the-board consensus achieved by his Government to combat extremism and terrorism. Meanwhile, DG ISPR said that work on fencing along the Pak-Afghan border is continuing and under the first phase country's border linking its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Afghanistan will be fenced. In the second, phase, Balochistan's border with Afghanistan will be fenced.     

Analysts live on Phone: 

Dr. Ghulam Mustafa (IR Expert):

Kashmir dispute is main cause of Indo-Pak tensions and without the solution to this issue peace in the region could not be dreamed. Indian forces are also violating human rights in Kashmir to suppress the freedom movement of the Kashmiris. Indian government is also using Afghan soil for its evil design in our country. United States is always involved in creating problems in other continents. The visit of US National Security Adviser Lt Gen H.R McMaster to Pakistan could focus on to develop some understandings on recent Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb attack in Afghanistan .

Salma Malik: (Defence Analyst)

International community is silent over Indian policies for the sake of its national interests despite of knowing the after effects of these policies. India wants hegemony and dominance in the region . Pak-Afghan history is inter-linked. Peace instability in Afghanistan will definitely affect the peace and development in Pakistan as well. Pakistan and Afghanistan could mutually launch joint operation to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the region . The visit of US National Security Advisor to Pakistan is a positive development.

Host:      Waqas Saleem 

Co-Host: Ghina Mehr

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