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Pak army chief chairs high-level meet over regional security

Pak army chief chairs high-level meet over regional security

The military 's top brass in the meeting paid special attention to the impacts of the situation in Afghanistan on Pakistan as well as the region.

During his Pakistan visit, Mattis is expected to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. "Nobody wants peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan". Bajwa appreciated Mattis' understanding of the underlying issues and said that Pakistan does not require anything from the U.S. but understanding, the statement said. He urged the USA to build relation with Pakistan sans Afghan prism.

While there may not be any free lunches in this world, Pakistan continues to nearly rever China - a fact underlined by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday when he said the focus of Pakistan's foreign policy must shift away from the U.S. and onto China.

They chose to continue efforts for Afghan peace. Any foreign action on Pakistani soil is not acceptable, Mattis was told.

"If the United States could take these two steps, Pakistan would guarantee that its soil would never be used for any militant activities across the Afghan border", a source privy to the details of the meeting said.

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But the numbers for his first fiscal year in office are in, and the president is well below his mark. A case of a Border Patrol being supposedly "ambushed" by migrants made headlines in late November.

He explained how the Trump administration would deal with the situation if Pakistan turned down Washington's request to destroy safe havens.

Lt Col Michael Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman, said payments to Pakistan from the fund are still frozen, and that "Secretary Mattis has not yet made a decision on the certification required" by Congress to release the $400 million in counter-terrorism funds for Pakistan in fiscal 2017.

In a speech in August presenting his war strategy for Afghanistan, Trump accused Pakistan of hosting "agents of chaos" and said that its approach would have to change "immediately".

The officials have reportedly offered the support during a meeting with the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis during his visit to Islamabad.

Mattis' brief visit to Islamabad comes a week after a hardline Pakistani Islamist group called off nationwide protests after the government met its demand that a minister accused of blasphemy resign.


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