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US “Ditches” Pakistan When It’s Politically Convenient: Musharraf

May 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren recently interviewed former President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who said Pakistan has been a “most loyal ally” of the United States, but the US “ditches” Pakistan when it’s politically convenient and favors Pakistan’s enemy, India. The former military ruler also said the US has to balance out its role in the Gulf vis-a-vis Iran when asked to comment on Trump withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, while maintaining that he absolutely stands for non-proliferation. “Pakistan has all along been balancing itsRead More


PPP Hired Washington Lobbyists Several Times Over a Decade For Meetings, Public Diplomacy

May 22, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s largest moderate and left-of-the-center political party PPP hired lobbyists several time in the USA over a period of 10 years, in pursuit of its goal to make American movers and shakers understand its narrative and remove misconceptions and create a favorable environment for improving Pak-US relations. According to local daily The News, The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) most recent effort involved hiring Washington-based lobbying firm “Gunster Strategies Worldwide” for one month in February for setting up meetings and media interviews for its Chairman BilawalRead More


Autumn in Pak-US Relations: US Diplomat Stopped From Flying Out After Court Order

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan on Saturday barred a senior US diplomat accused of killing a Pakistani youth and injuring another from leaving the country following a court order, according to officials and local media. A special C130 plane from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Saturday morning to carry Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall, the US Defense attache stationed in Islamabad, a senior Interior Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity. The plane took off after the Interior Ministry informed WashingtonRead More


Saudi Stands With Pakistan In Every Ordeal and Crisis: Pak Envoy to U.S.

“Pakistan contributes to the fight against terrorism and is committed to working with America to meet the challenges” April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to USA was recently interviewed by Ms. Hadeel Oueis of Al-Riyadh daily newspaper in Washington. The detailed interview in Arabic can be retrieved from http://www.alriyadh.com/1677551. During the interview, Ambassador dilated upon matters related to Pakistan-US relations and the regional situation. Hadeel Oueis: “Aizaz Chaudhry, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, who chose to face the decisions of the White House realistically and vigorously inRead More


‘Civic Engagement’ Keyword at Pakistani-American Community & Youth Convention 2018

Pakistanis in the U.S. are one of the most educated group in the immigrants community with average educational level higher than average American, and a higher average household income than the average household income in America. Irshad Salim — The Pakistan embassy in U.S. held a convention at its premise on Saturday in Washington to engage Pakistani Americans and US officials as part of its ongoing public diplomacy and people-to-people, community-based initiatives. The theme of the latest weekend event dubbed Pakistani-American Community & Youth Convention 2018 was ‘Connecting the Dots’Read More


Senior U.S. Diplomat Visits Pakistan To Discuss Bilateral Ties, Fight Against Terrorism

A senior U.S. State Department official has arrived in Islamabad to discuss bilateral ties and Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement. The senior official for the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on March 28, will meet with several senior Pakistani government officials, international organization leaders, and members of the private sector, the statement said. She will discuss Washington’s South Asia strategy and Pakistan’s stated commitment to eliminate all terrorist groups present inRead More