US Ambassador to Cameron Munter hopeful to revive relations with Pakistan

The US Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, has expressed his hopes that the ongoing scuffle between two countries would soon come to an end and the old relations of friendship and mutual understanding will be revived. Munter expressed his ideas on October 25 while talking to the reporters in Mansehra after inaugurating three schools in Khawari. The Ambassador said that the ongoing tension between two allies is for time beings and ruled out the possibility that his country could assault Pakistan’s territorial integrity.

Pak-US relations are at the lowest ebb of their history as the US military and political leadership blamed Pakistan of playing double game on Afghan War. The senior headship of American forces have alleged ISI on time and again of having connections with Afghan Taliban, which Pakistan has denied on several time in high level meetings. The issue was raised in recent visit of Hillary Clinton to Pakistan, however, it remained constant even after hot discussions.

Furthermore, US had asked Pakistan to conduct a military operation against the organised Haqqani Group, which has been disrupting the allied forces in war against terrorism or otherwise be ready for stern consequences.

However, Munter ruled out such possibilities and said that, “US has no intention to carry out any military strike against Pakistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan should remove this misperception about US on this count. We want to see both the countries as developed countries. Contacts between Pakistan and US don’t prevail only at political level but also at people to people level. We will further beef up them and make them grow stronger”

He further stated that both sides should settle their differences on table talks which is in their best interests. He argued that, “This is the desire on both sides and I am optimistic that ties between the two countries will grow in the future.” While commenting about the rehabilitation activities that are still continuing in tremor hit areas of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa he said that, “Look around you in this town at what we have been able to achieve as a partner with Pakistan. This is the reality of where our relations with Pakistan are going.”

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