ISLAMABAD: 08,2021 – Monitoring Desk
US State Department spokesman Z. Tarar referring to US President Joe Biden’s not contacting Prime Minister Imran Khan, has said that at the moment the law on sanctions against Pakistan is just a draft, and US is Ready to work together for respectful relations and common interests with Pakistan.
I would say that perhaps the real question is not whether there was a phone call or not, but the real question before us is how the relationship between the US and Pakistan at the moment is? Our relationship is based on mutual respect.
In an interview, he said that the sanctions law against Pakistan is just a draft and there are many drafts that never finalize as a law.
The United States stands ready to work with Pakistan for common interests.
US Deputy Secretary of State visits Islamabad
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R Sherman arrived in Pakistan on two-day visit. Wendy Sherman met NSA Moeed Yusuf, discusses bilateral issues.
National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday told her that the international community should engage with the interim Taliban-led government in Afghanistan.
After the visit of the CIA Director William J Burns, Sherman is the senior-most US official to visit Pakistan.
Moeed suggests a wait-and-see approach
In an article published in US-based journal Foreign Affairs on Thursday, Dr Moeed Yusuf wrote: A wait-and-see approach, although more politically tenable for many countries, would be tantamount to abandonment … A starting point could be a major donor conference where regional players and Western countries sit together and draw up specific plans for immediate humanitarian and economic relief.”