Old allies, new resolve
Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf Prime Minister’s visit to US has been quite satisfying and successful. There is now a mutual resolve to make a fresh start. Pakistan and US despite their differences on certain issues cannot afford a rupture in their relations or allowing them to slide down to the lowest ebb. They need each other in taking the war on terror to its logical end, settlement of Afghan tangle and working together for promoting regional and global peace. The parleys between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President rightly reaffirmed continued partnership between the two countries in these areas. President Obama acknowledging the contribution and sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war on terror, extended the assurance that while concluding any settlement of the Afghan issue, US would address Pakistan’s concerns about Afghanistan once the US pulls out.