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Nawaz says talks with Obama positive, all issues taken up

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his meeting with US President Barack Obama was positive in which they discussed various issues, including drone attacks, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Shakil Afridi, Pakistan’s relations with India, energy crisis, bilateral trade ties and Afghanistan.

Talking to reporters in Washington and London, Nawaz reiterated that Pakistan needed to put its house in order. He said the issue of Mumbai attacks, Jamaatud Dawa and cross-border terrorism also came under discussion.

Nawaz Sharif said that he had taken up all issues at relevant forums during his visit to the United States.

The prime minister said the US should play its role for settlement of Kashmir dispute. He said although India was against third party intervention, yet Pakistan did not see any harm in it for the resolution of this longstanding dispute.

Responding to a question, the prime minister said drone attacks were against the sovereignty of Pakistan and hoped this matter will be resolved soon. Nawaz said he had emphasized that drone strikes must come to an end, besides raising the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui with the US president.

Calling his talks with President Obama positive, he said both sides raised their reservations on various issues. He said the two countries agreed to work together to address these concerns.

Nawaz said his government had started several projects to overcome the energy crisis in the country.

The prime minister said he invited US investors to work on energy projects in Pakistan to help the country to overcome energy crisis.

He said there were great opportunities of investment in Pakistan’s energy sector, adding that the US president assured him of his support for cooperation.

Nawaz said that Pakistan would restart attracting foreign investment as law and order was improving as a result of the government’s sincere and serious efforts.

He said he apprised President Obama that the process for dialogue with Taliban had been started as decided by the All-Parties Conference.

Nawaz said the government would ensure transparency at all levels.



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10 Comments

  1. Observer said:

    if one looks objectively, not even a single demand of Pakistan has been met. The CSF was already released. No one clearly knows whether or not Drone attacks will stop..A categorical NO on interference in Kashmir…told to respect Afghanistan's sovreignty.. means Pakistan's concern do not matter..no agreement signed..waste and insult…
    Babbar sher..

  2. sajid said:

    Nawaz sharif is not capable of anything,he has no ability for talks.This visit is a failure

  3. zaeem said:

    We should get rid of this government as soon as possible,they are ruining the country.This is the worst government Pakistan has ever seen

    • Desi from Lahore said:

      I disagree,the last PPP government took the cake,Zardari and company were by far the worst government any country has ever seen.Having said that,this PML-N is on a destructive path as well.All you hear is talk,so far I don't see one positive step or a result.

      • WAQAS said:

        LAST PPP GOVERNMENT NOW SEEMS A REASONABLY GOOD GOVERNMENT COMPARED TO THISMAD HOUSE. THINGS WERE MORE IN CONTROL THEN.LOOK AT THE ECONOMY, LOADSHEDDING,PETROL PRICES, INFLATION,RUPEE VALUE AND LAW AND ORDER, IN EVERY RESPECT THIS IS THE WORST GONERNMENT EVER

  4. Pakistani said:

    This is a press release by some one from Nawaz Sharif touring party and therefore crap.

  5. US CENTCOM said:

    We repeat what Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff said in this above article: “The need of the hour is that Pakistan and the United States understand each other’s concerns and then address them accordingly.” The U.S. and Pakistan are two independent partner nations that are working together to stabilize the region. It is simply imperative for us to be on the same page in regards to our shared objectives. Meetings like these allow us to address our shared concerns and build on our improving relationship. We’ve come too far and made too many sacrifices to let any differences prevent us from moving forward. We’ve always emphasized Pakistan’s importance in the region, and greatly appreciate all of its sacrifices in the region. We certainly hope to remain in along lasting healthy working relationship that will help us achieve our shared goals in the region.

    Ali Khan
    DET, United States Central Command

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