Nisar deplores US lawmakers’ tirade against Pakistan

Nisar deplores US lawmakers’ tirade against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday expressed his serious reservations over the assertions by some US congressmen and officials about Pakistan’s role in the war on terror.
“It is regrettable that the US parliamentarians have neither realisation nor awareness about the heavy price paid by Pakistan and Pakistanis in this war,” he told US Ambassador David Hale who called on him here.
Chaudhry Nisar said such statements evoked a strong reaction in Pakistan and warned that the trend of accusations and uncalled-for criticism over Pakistan’s sincere efforts for a durable peace in the region might create hindrance in the way of achieving mutual interests.
The minister said the successes achieved against terrorism were reflective of the serious efforts made by Pakistan for a secure future of the entire region.
Ambassador Hale said the US government acknowledged the gains made against terrorism, particularly in the Zarb-i-Azb military operation, and the efforts being made by Pakistan for peace in the region.
He praised the role played and steps taken by the interior ministry and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the areas of security and immigration.
Pak-US relations, regional situation and cooperation between the two countries in diverse areas, including security, came under discussion during the meeting.

—Agencies

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