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Sharif urges US to pursue policy of mutual respect

President PML (N), Nawaz Sharif meeting with US Ambassador, Cameron Munter and his wife Dr. Marilyn Wyatt. Opposition leader in Senate Ishaq Dar is also present in the meeting.- Online Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on Sunday called upon the United States to pursue a policy of mutual respect and mutual trust with Pakistan, as only such a policy can restore cooperation between them and thereby serve the cause of peace and stability in the region.

He made this remark during a farewell call on him by the outgoing US Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter .

The meeting was also attended by Dr Marilyn Wyatt, wife of the US Ambassador and Opposition Leader in Senate Ishaq Dar.

The PML-N chief  emphasized the need for the US to re-orient its policies towards Pakistan in a manner that the country's democratic institutions become stronger and its economy made less dependent on foreign aid.

The US Ambassador spoke of his admiration for the people of Pakistan adding that he was deeply impressed by the enormous changes taking place which made him confident that the country was headed in the right direction.

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Comments (3) Closed

Jamshed Khan
Jul 22, 2012 01:24pm
Mind of a slave! Why ask outsiders for such help if you have any dignity. The same goes for other politicians. Are we ever going to be free?
M. Asghar
Jul 22, 2012 04:56pm
The balance of self-interets and not nice words that determine the quality of relations between tthe countries.
Cyrus Howell
Jul 22, 2012 09:12pm
That may be, but respect has to be earned by all parties - otherwise it is nothing but a word in the dictionary.