Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pakistan America Relationship: Pakistan did not Press on Afghanistan to End Cooperation with the US

The office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, has denied reports that Pakistan pressurized Afghanistan to end cooperation with the US. Wall Street Journal published a report that Pakistan , China and Taliban are pressurizing Karzai government to end cooperation with the US in Afghan war. According this same report PM Gilani's recent visit to Kabul was a part of this campaign.

Foreign office said that Pakistan has always cooperated with America in Afghan war

Strained relationship between American CIA and Pakistani ISI are no hidden affair. The intensity of this conflict reached another level, when , according to News reports, American officials were advised to treat ISI people like Al Qaeda. It was also claimed that American Administration included ISI among 36 black listed organizations of the world.

CIA accuses ISI of supporting Taliban resistence in Afghanistan and they also suspect that ISI supports Al Qaeda.

Pakistan and America are trying hard to retain their bilateral relationships amidst rows on drone attacks in which almost each day dozens of Pakistanis including innocent people die. Pakistani opposition parties are already protesting against drone attacks. On 27th of April PML(N) agitated in the parliament and demanded that drone attacks should be restrained.

Imran Khan has just successfully concluded a two day long agitation blocking supplies to NATO .

Now according to the News reports Pakistan government has decided to use diplomacy to confront drone attacks. Pakistan is likely to contact UN on this issue, for they believe that SC resolutions don't give forces the mandate to attack inside the territory of Pakistan.

Pakistan secretary for the ministry of foreign affairs , Salman Bashir earlier this week, expressed the discontent of his government over drone attacks by saying that such attacks are of no use. On the other hand American envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Grossman , ensured that Pakistan's prestige will not be harmed through any action.

Furthermore, the new envoy also reiterated that America wanted to work with Pakistan for the restoration of its economy. Pakistan is on IMF loan and already the macroeconomic indicators of the economy are signalling red.The country is suffering from serious energy crisis and World Bank has also warned against an unprecedented surge in prices.

Pakistan's relationship with America were threatened last month when an American citizen Raymond Davis shot to Pakistani's to death in the city of Lahore.

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