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Nawaz urges US to side with Pakistan against Indian aggression

Published Oct 23, 2015 11:14pm

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with head of US Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg. —APP
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with head of US Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg. —APP

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the United States to take Pakistan's side in its long-standing dispute with rival nuclear power India or run the risk of escalating conflict.

Speaking in Washington on Friday, a day after talks with US President Barack Obama, Nawaz said Pakistan was ready to help Afghanistan revive peace talks with Taliban rebels.

But he made it clear that his main priority was seeking international support to compel India to negotiate over the future of the disputed province of Kashmir.

The premier charged India of stepping up ceasefire violations across the Line of Control and Working Boundary.

“While refusing dialogue, India is engaged in a major arms buildup, regrettably with the active assistance of several powers,” he said, in an address to the US Institute for Peace.

“It has adopted dangerous military doctrines. This will compel Pakistan to take several countermeasures to preserve credible deterrence.”

“Obviously the Pakistan-India relationship poses the most difficult and urgent challenge,” Nawaz said.

“I believe a close review of some of the existing assumptions and analysis and greater attention to Pakistan's views and interests would be useful in enabling Washington to play a constructive role in averting the ever present danger of escalation and in promoting stability in South Asia."

He also noted “a stream of hostile statements by the Indian political and military leadership.”

At the White House on Thursday, Nawaz and Obama had agreed to help Afghanistan re-start peace talks that broke off in early August when it emerged that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had been dead for two years.

Pakistan has been accused of covertly supporting the Afghan Taliban in its guerrilla campaign against Kabul and allied Nato forces.

Nawaz insisted his country has no interest in backing the Taliban's campaign of violence, but pleaded that Pakistan “cannot bring them to the table and be asked to kill them at the same time."

Of far more importance, he suggested, was Islamabad's relationship with India, pressuring Washington not to continue pursuing warmer ties with his giant neighbour.

“There is no alternative for the two countries but to resume a comprehensive dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

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Moeed Yusuf Oct 23, 2015 11:18pm

I guess this is new way of shoot in foot technique. When you know time is not good you still forcibly want series, you know they wont say yes and makes fool out of yourself similarly here dont even dream US will be against India at any cost. It was not against India when India Russia were allies and India was lot weaker, its impossible now.

Deepak Oct 23, 2015 11:18pm

India is a super power, it wont listen

DudeFromDC Oct 23, 2015 11:19pm

if India feels like spending money on weapons, they have every right to do it.

Sandip Bhatia Oct 23, 2015 11:19pm

By the way, did PM discuss Pakistan? Or was he on India centric visit? And compare his visit to PM Modi's visit, and all you read and hear is of development work. At least invest some time and energy on your own country.

Alien Oct 23, 2015 11:24pm

Really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ajay Oct 23, 2015 11:24pm

So what US said ...

JA Oct 23, 2015 11:25pm

Past 3 days he is been urging the same statement repeatedly and US in return says do more.

Fauzi Mahmood Oct 23, 2015 11:25pm

India has already asked, stop terrorism, build confidence building then they will talk, Same thing told by Obama, and Nawaz Sharief accepting it to do more. What is new in it. USA not helping directly and reused to mingel. If direct talks can resolve this, with same conditins, what does Pakistan got? No deals, no buisness, no problem solved. A hopeless Nawaz failed.

Hope Oct 23, 2015 11:26pm

Right thing to ask. Remember it was Pakistan supporting USA during cold war while India was in Soviet lobby.

At least biggest question asked by the world " why don't Pak protest and do some thing about Indian nefarious designs?" is answered now. Pak is showing Indian true face all over the world.

Syed Oct 23, 2015 11:28pm

Good job Nawaz Shareef for a change.

vm Oct 23, 2015 11:29pm

And the US said no. Solve ur problem by talks with India.

GS Oct 23, 2015 11:31pm

When is he coming back ?

NORI Oct 23, 2015 11:35pm

Nawaz should realize that if Pakistan gives up unrealistic ambitions, then everything will fall in place automatically. Where is the problem with talks if you don't bring Hurriyat into picture ? India will never accept Hurriyat just as Pakistan would never talk to elected Kashmiri leadership.

leena Oct 23, 2015 11:37pm

A stronger India and somewhat weaker Pakistan is the interest of most super powers.

Danny Oct 23, 2015 11:40pm

Whining shows a lack of character. If you don't like the way something is, do something to change.

Sorry people of Pakistan. This is the best PMLN leadership can do for you. Whininggg!

Good news is, the Nawaz family was successful to earn $$$ in the name of education. Though money will not be spent on people of Pakistan but atleast a little damage to west!!! We are sort of a winner here :p

asif Oct 23, 2015 11:40pm

poor PM. will they listen to Pakistan. They are seeing more strategic interest in India than Pakistan.

Raja Hindustani Oct 23, 2015 11:43pm

Yes, India is involved in major arms build up, its India's sovereign right. Why pakistan want to compete with India in arms race? Every country has its own priority & capability; its high time pakistan realise its own priority and do what suits to its country's interest. Why complaining??

SatyaMevJayate Oct 23, 2015 11:43pm

The world is not Pakistani Public which has been fed Propagandic Knowledge hiding the truth or the complete picture. Need of the hour is that pakistan stops cross border militantancy so as to create an atmosphere where every matter can be discussed including the core matter of Jammu & Kashmir.

Salman Khan Oct 23, 2015 11:43pm

Pakistan is well capable of defending itself. Good to put pressure on India as well. India can never attack. If they could have, they already would have done it.

Namo Oct 23, 2015 11:43pm

He is on a slippery slope here.Does he really think that US will side with Pakistan to antagonise India most definitely not.The Americans know which side their bread is buttered on They know the truth and they know who they can trust.

Gurpreet Singh Sabharwal (USA) Oct 23, 2015 11:45pm

Mr. Nawaz Sharif has talked a lot about India on this US trip but I've yet to hear one word about India from any US officials.

Indian Navy Oct 23, 2015 11:45pm

NS have forgotten huge indian lobby in US. Moreover NS is just a pawn with no real power.

Blogger Oct 23, 2015 11:48pm

China is a threat to India,and India's defense needs to be upgraded to that threat if Pakistan feels India is arming itself against Pakistan no one in US will buy that story.If Pakistan can cut its ties with China then perhaps the US might change.

ayub Oct 23, 2015 11:49pm

Honorable PM please talk in the language of a statesman, not a military spokesman.

Sk Oct 23, 2015 11:50pm

Has Mr Sharif got anything positive to say about Pakistan to invite any investment? He has wasted public money saying things that no one gives a toss about. He must realise that terrorism as a state policy cannot work. Now it is just a matter of time that a missile from a drone will get Mr Saeed. He has US blood on his hands

Rahul Pandey Oct 23, 2015 11:50pm

I don't think America is willing to engage itself with such issues. Nawaz Sharif's Panic is visible. We all know whose language he is speaking. I predict nothing will change on ground. These are statements just for audience back home.

M Jamal Oct 23, 2015 11:53pm

Pakistan stand is based on true facts.The world must support Pakistan to bring stability in the region.

Steve Oct 23, 2015 11:54pm

." pressuring Washington not to continue pursuing warmer ties with his giant neighbour".After hearing all this I think India should not have any talks at all.What kind of a suggestion is this?Hope Modi ignores him all the more.

Thoughtful Pakistani Oct 23, 2015 11:57pm

Keep trying. Too bad, we lost our reputation through our past actions.

Mohammad Saleem Oct 24, 2015 12:00am

Pakistan should disarm and expel the Afghan mercenaries. The proof of pudding is in its eating. But Pakistan's duplicity and complicity know no bounds.

Komal S Oct 24, 2015 12:00am

Mr. Sharif, the joint statement between Pakistan and USA is there for everybody to see. Please do something about LeT.

ASAD IQBAL Oct 24, 2015 12:02am

Well done Nawaz Sharif!! Now you really doing good job.

Om Oct 24, 2015 12:11am

India is looking forward to 2050 and hopes to match the economy of at least China if not the US and Pakistan is still stuck in 1948. India has reached Mars and Pakistanis are still trying to get to Srinagar with 4 futile attempts.

Guest Oct 24, 2015 12:11am

All Pakistan need to do is dismantle all the terror infrastructure, bring your future (your children) in to mainstream education and focus on development. Pakistan's population mostly comprises youngsters - mortgaging their future at the alter of a misplaced military vision of the country is foolish.

India are focused on economic development and they are unlikely to scuttle that by engaging in a war with the neighbour, all the sabre-rattling notwithstanding. To be an aggressor is not something that is on their agenda.

Monsieur S Oct 24, 2015 12:11am

Is anybody listening???

Atam Vetta Oct 24, 2015 12:11am

It appears that no country is willing to 'side' with NS on Kashmir. China publicly announced this via the Sharif-Modi Ufa agreement drafted by President Xi. Obama has been insisting over a long period that India & Pakistan discuss their problems themselves. UN General Secretary has taken no notice of Pakistan' s repeated requests. Ufa is the only route as Xi is in a position to influence both sides. Pak leaders should cool down& take a very breath lasting a few months then there will be direct talks between the two NSAs. These talks will be fruitful because the retd. General Janjua will accept those items only that are acceptable to the Pak COAS. Future is not as bleak as it looks.

True Pakistani Oct 24, 2015 12:20am

Respect.

Akash Oct 24, 2015 12:21am

Very poor diplomacy. Modi met with Google Facebook Apple CEOs and many bank CEOs to focus on business and economy. Here NS tries to potrey India as world's enemy. Laughable. What a waste of tax dollars.

Sensible Oct 24, 2015 12:26am

Instead of fighting a strong neighbor and threatening them with nuclear weapons, pak is better off talking to them and coming to some agreement on Kashmir i.e. Accepting the current loc as a border . Anything else won't be accepted as no country will give up an inch of their territory. Become friends , trade with each other and both will prosper.

prasant Oct 24, 2015 12:27am

Then what was the reply from Usa? Same nothing.........& do more .

javed Oct 24, 2015 12:33am

Nawaz has a great opportunity to meet industry leaders and members of congress to convenience them to invest in Pakistan. Instead he is wasting his time talking about something that US is clearly not interested in. What kind of prime minister is he if he does not even know his priorities correctly?

Joesh Oct 24, 2015 12:34am

Why does Pakistan feel that US is not on their side. What has US ever done to Pakistan that make them feel that US is not on their side? Also, why does Pakistan feel that their friendship with other countries must be exclusive of India. Why can't US, UK, Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, Isreal, Egypt be friends with India and Pakistan. What does Pakistan bring with them that will make US, UK, Germany, China .... not to be friendly with India? Also, your statement that unless US is exclusively Pakistan's friend, there wont be peace implies, that Pakistan is the one willing to cause the mischief. Really, is this how you run a government?

Shri Oct 24, 2015 12:41am

It looks Pakistan PM had just India in mind and only reward sought was some statement or action against India none of which came. On the other hand, he was asked to act against terror groupsin Pakistan. Had he focussed on getting something for Pakistan it would have been better.

Ghaznavi Oct 24, 2015 12:47am

It is great to see our PM speak unambiguously. Unfortunately when it comes to south Asia the US policy seems to be filled with confusion and contradictions. On one hand the US state department emphasis on the need for peace and stability in the region yet F-16s and F-18's are offered to the two countries. Similarly the US is rightly concerned on proliferation of the newly developed Pakistani small nuclear weapons at the same time US is indifferent to the conventional arms dis-balance in the region. It will be naive of US to expect Pakistan to surrender to India. 1971 will never occur again.

m singh Oct 24, 2015 12:47am

Very good...... Mr prime minister sahib.....

Dr. Malek Towghi Oct 24, 2015 01:03am

Mr. Prime Minister is underestimating the global community's intelligence.

Sk Oct 24, 2015 01:07am

Result = 0

Dr K Oct 24, 2015 01:09am

...and what did the US say? The reports that i am reading on NS meetings with the US leaders are stating that NS was told to sort it out bilaterally with India.

NT Oct 24, 2015 01:10am

Just look at the image you have in the world. No one is going to listen to you let alone act on what you say!

ajay Oct 24, 2015 01:11am

what USA said?,,,,,Do More....

Alla Bux Oct 24, 2015 01:13am

Where is the request for investment?

Trv Oct 24, 2015 01:15am

And US agreed

Bitter truth Oct 24, 2015 01:17am

One usually easily gets support if their cause is right and the intentions just. Forget US, no sane democracy in the will ever support Pakistan, except China which is only there for their own selfish strategies.

Secular Indian Oct 24, 2015 01:18am

Mr PM, didn't you complain and begged yesterday to the most powerful person, the president of US about India and Kashmir? You also asked senate foreign relations committee for help. If Obama and Congress can't help you then what is the point in repeating the same sobbing story to the think tank? You would be better off talking something else.

sam Oct 24, 2015 01:18am

I must say hes becoming a statesman

Rashid Sultan Oct 24, 2015 01:20am

Same old song rendered in the same old tune. Is there nothing about the situation that needs progressing. It is like an old 78 record with the phonograph needle stuck in Jammu & Kashmir. We couldn't keep what was our called East Pakistan which has moved on as Bangladesh and we are still in 1940/50 mindset. Let India keep J&K. It is only a piece of real estate with under developed & unskilled people in the main. Our need of present is education at all levels and for all, social welfare, economic development, health care, less religion more science, maths, arts and culture and equality for women in all provinces. Forget India - let them do what they want and be what they wish.

Mohit Oct 24, 2015 01:20am

Come on pakistan, v r of same age, u even have 3 billion strong brotherhood, stand on your own two feet

Candid1 Oct 24, 2015 01:21am

About time he said the way it is!

Arslan Oct 24, 2015 01:33am

Good. NS has found a voice.

Anonymous Oct 24, 2015 01:36am

Keep it up.

Ahluwalia ( A Punjabi from village AHLU) Oct 24, 2015 01:38am

It's time that the leaders of India and Pakistan talk like grown men, sort out their differences and let all the population on both side of the divide live peacefully and enjoy each others frienship and love.

It is only the leaders and some other interests who would love to keep the pot boiling for their own political and the financial gains.

M. Asghar Oct 24, 2015 01:39am

The diplomatic clout of a country depends only on its economic robustness.

sensible Oct 24, 2015 01:41am

Strong and clear words for Obama et al, it would have been useful if put some conditions for future working together in regional affairs, as their is no price if american s don't heed.

Atul Oct 24, 2015 01:52am

What did US say.?

Usman Oct 24, 2015 01:58am

We are behind our PM

Live Respectfully Oct 24, 2015 02:06am

Be strong. The world respects the strong and sides with them. Don't show your weakness to the world.

Zak Oct 24, 2015 02:08am

Pakistan is making sufficient inroads into US administration to make kashmir a focal point for resolution.

Dhobal Oct 24, 2015 02:17am

I am sure after Nawaz Sharif's forceful urging, US will side with Pakistan in all matters concerning it's neighbor and wholeheartedly accept Pakistan's stance on international matter.

Singh Oct 24, 2015 02:18am

This is 21st Century. Nations value their interests and not emotions.

Moderate Voice Oct 24, 2015 02:28am

I find this situation rather hilarious. Its like two siblings fighting and then going to their parents to complain against each other.

imran khan Oct 24, 2015 02:33am

what a disgrace he is to Pakistan

KRush Oct 24, 2015 02:39am

“Obviously the Pakistan-India relationship poses the most difficult and urgent challenge,” Nawaz said. For whom?

KRush Oct 24, 2015 02:43am

@Dhobal - sarcasm, bravo!

sm Oct 24, 2015 02:56am

Its our problem, why are we going and crying to the US. Does any one seriously belive that the US or any other western country will back us against India on Kashmir or any ther issue. The Indian market is 10 times the size of Pakistan.....thats all that matters to the US, who is right or wrong is irrelevant.

Arnab Oct 24, 2015 03:06am

@Usman Stay behind and let him not do anything but buy more weapons.

anonymous Oct 24, 2015 03:08am

@Zak :: please don't make wishful comments. There is no evidence to suggest that 'Pakistan is making sufficient inroads into US administration to make kashmir a focal point for resolution.' US has not even responded to any of Nawaz Sharif's complaints, so what is your basis for making those assertions?

anonymous Oct 24, 2015 03:10am

@Dhobal :: "I am sure after Nawaz Sharif's forceful urging, US will side with Pakistan in all matters concerning it's neighbor and wholeheartedly accept Pakistan's stance on international matter."

I am amused at your naivety!

Dani Oct 24, 2015 03:10am

Now world should stand with Pak as we are sacrificing more for the peaceful world, but india wants to divert our attention by showing such violence.

George Oct 24, 2015 03:17am

@Usman U Know the answer But time WILL prove you both wrong if not soon then may be later!

George Oct 24, 2015 03:19am

@Dhobal If not the consequences are awful!

George Oct 24, 2015 03:25am

@KRush For ALL parties concerned

Namo Oct 24, 2015 03:28am

Why would US side with Pakistan when it has more to gain economically by having good relations with India.

DawnLove Oct 24, 2015 03:34am

Hahaha. Do you think US will even acknowledge this plea? NO!

srini Oct 24, 2015 03:35am

@Moderate Voice.

Saar... The only person running to the US and complaining is the Pakistanis. India just talks business and we are happy to ignore the Pakistanis. We have no need to talk to Pakistan or have any relationship with Pakistan. We are happy without them.

sri1 Oct 24, 2015 03:40am

This is probably the final desperate diplomatic attempt to get a "favourable" resolution of Kashmir from the civilians fully dictated by the boys . This is good, the results will prove to everyone about the relative standing of India and Pakistan in the world. All the very best.

LivewithPeace Oct 24, 2015 03:44am

Read this neutral article and decide who is responsible for conflict and what should be solution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmir_conflict

ABRAHAM Haque Oct 24, 2015 03:49am

Hsnd over Saeed and others for prosecution

Manish Vaid Oct 24, 2015 04:01am

@Atul they refused to meddle into Kashmir issue and asked him to sort it out between India n them. Also, the U.S. forced him to say that Pakistan will take action against the Lashkar !!!

Jai Oct 24, 2015 04:07am

What US will do on Pakistan side?

Farhan Oct 24, 2015 04:14am

Sure US will stand beside unless we prove the agression.

Ali Oct 24, 2015 04:15am

@Moderate Voice India is the parent.

David Oct 24, 2015 04:20am

@Usman what are you doing there?

Saikat Oct 24, 2015 04:21am

US cannot dictate India on Iran policies. Why does NS or any sane person think that US can pressurize India on Kashmir ? Is this only for domestic audience ?

Savinust Oct 24, 2015 04:30am

Immaturity reigns among Pak leaders and diplomats! Why would US or India side with any country against their own interests? Even perceived members of Ummah doesnt sacrifice their respective country's interests.

Moham Mad Oct 24, 2015 04:33am

President O'mama immediately called Indian PM and told to hand over Kashmir to Pakistan. President has promised Nawaz that he will stop working on all American issues until Kashmir is handed over!

Tech GS Oct 24, 2015 04:53am

Actually US should consult Pakistan on every matter. It also take side in favor of Pakistan. It is good for both the countries. USA should not listen to India. They are bad people . Indians are taking efforts and educating themselves. This creates problem for Pakistan. Due to this Pakistan has to spend money on useless modern education. Otherwise our madarasa system of education does not require any money. Indians have taken Kashmir. That is ok to some extent. But crime is they are spending money on Kashmir and making common person life a bit easier. It brings problem for Pakistan to do same thing for the part of Kashmir in its occupancy. There is no point in re-inventing the wheel again again. That is how Pakistan is not interested in re-inventing or even inventing so that future generation of USA / India/ Japan will have some work to do. Problem is except Pakistan no one understands this very basic.

Sachin Oct 24, 2015 05:00am

Nawaz Sharif is a sensible ,wise and sincere man.

Mahesh Oct 24, 2015 05:03am

@Zak Inroads? Half the US administration is Indian Americans. What inroads can you make?

Sunil Oct 24, 2015 05:05am

@Zak Don't worry we are here in US to take care of India

Onlooker Oct 24, 2015 05:13am

He has nothing else to talk, India India India. Doesn't he has to talk about business, development etc.?

Imran Oct 24, 2015 05:14am

http://edition.cnn.com/search/?text=pakistan

This is all the CNN reported of this visit.

Onlooker Oct 24, 2015 05:14am

@Zak Day dreamer.

SHENZY Oct 24, 2015 05:19am

Read elsewhere that US has said that it cannot come into play and all issues to be resolved bilaterally with India..so not sure if there is anything achieved by this trip..over and above a balochi protesting before the speech started..

JUST-WONDERING Oct 24, 2015 05:21am

Now this is the Pakistani way by PM NS. Start threatening USA and let the world see how USA bends.

Aviv Arya Oct 24, 2015 05:22am

Why didn't he ask the same with Obama? He agreed to some joined statement which says its bilateral and now issuing someceappy statements to save face in Pakistan media doesn't make sense

Most importantly when do Mr. sharif realize that there will be no third party available to mediate as t is not allowed..

Kashmir in India will remain with India as Pakistan controlled Kashmir will be always with Pakistan. It's reality and sooner it is realized, lesser money spent on this cause and they can focus on the growth of the country. India. Knows it so we don't make it an issue and we are growing

Salim Oct 24, 2015 05:23am

Very naieve! Asking US to side with us against INDIA a giant neighbour.

Mohammad Saleem Oct 24, 2015 05:25am

Why US sides with Pakistan, whereas the latter keeps up hunting with the hounds and running the hare.

Imran Oct 24, 2015 05:26am

In CNN "New Delhi goes car free for a day" made news but the Pak prime minister visit is nowhere to be seen.

Jawad Oct 24, 2015 05:27am

USA is only interested in Pakistan for its strategic location proximity to oil rich middle east n central Asia and Iran has world's 70% oil.

Don ko pakadna naamumkin hai Oct 24, 2015 05:32am

I'm certain the US will realize its folly in pursuing warmer ties with India and side instead with its number one ally in the war on terror

khalil Oct 24, 2015 05:33am

us-pak joint statement tells how much us is serious not even a single word on any dossiers and pak has been told to solve problems with india bilateraly what a failure of a trip

Naveed Oct 24, 2015 05:41am

Just another photo op, nothing concrete.

bryan Oct 24, 2015 06:00am

@Zak Zap what if both nations resolved the Kashmir cause but not as per your own expectation. Would there be a situation when there would be no nay sayers. Even if negotiations happened there would still be those who would tell their respective governments that they failed and gave away. Negotiations would mean giving up also in return for somehig.

Arshad Oct 24, 2015 06:02am

@Moderate Voice , It is not as simple as a naive person would think.

Factual Oct 24, 2015 06:06am

Dear PM Can you please tell us as who initiated 3 wars in past. Also we are brainwashing our youth and 80% openly say death to America and you expect US to support us. Another fact we declare China as our iron brother knowingly the tussle between U S and China.

Haroon Rooha Oct 24, 2015 06:17am

@Namo , Economy .self intrests do play a role but ,no country with secular Ideas will agree to devide a country based on relgion,because most countries have minority religions.If India was given Freedom on Augst 14th there will be no Pakistan and no conceqences.The British divided India with the hope That India and Pakistan will fight for ever.The United India would have more economic ,social,political prowess.Fracturing India further in to pieces is still the goal of many powers,Internal and external.

indian Oct 24, 2015 06:22am

so have the agreed?

sanity Oct 24, 2015 06:24am

how can there be escalation of arm race if USA does not give aid

sachin Oct 24, 2015 06:29am

A life wisdom is to not think and obsess only disputes all day and night. Think about other positive things and even the disputes will start getting solved. Its true in personal life and public life both.

srinivas Oct 24, 2015 06:37am

@sm Rightly said SM

Saira Durrani K, Austin,TX Oct 24, 2015 06:47am

Fair and lovely.... All three

Must read this.. Oct 24, 2015 06:49am

@Ahluwalia ( A Punjabi from village AHLU) Let me tell you a very interesting thing about Ahluwalia,many people of Ahluwalia became Muslims,and begun writing"Allahwala" after their name.Now about NS he is facing most difficult times in politics,but he's a spearhead,and will successfully cope the situation.As far as corruption is concerned majority of politicians and govt officials in Pakistan are corrupt ,and other institutions are sucessfully tackling corrupt people,and let's hope positive.

sana-2 Oct 24, 2015 06:52am

US ,Japan,India are on one side while China,Russia,Pakistan on other so it is fairly balanced.

Pukudengutha Oct 24, 2015 06:52am

@Singh By the way, where are the "EMOTIONS" either in America or in Pakistan?

Awaaz jordaar Oct 24, 2015 06:53am

Sounds like a cry for help!

Pukudengutha Oct 24, 2015 06:55am

@sm Unfortunately the same Indian market is not exploited by Pakistan. Whose loss is that?

Bigb Oct 24, 2015 06:58am

Any takers for your story Mr PM?

Kalashnikov Oct 24, 2015 07:06am

What a wasted trip . Sounds like the outcome will be naught. Almost a diversionary tactic from getting their hands slapped further by the US. Unfortunately neither democrats nor republicans support the pm's position. A better outcome would have been to at least bringing something tangible back to the Pakistani economy . Gaining access to buying used and bugged f16 is high point if this visit.

Asim Munir Oct 24, 2015 07:19am

God helps those who help themselves. The best way to help ourselves is to control corruption and provide social and economic justice to our fellow Pakistanis. Health, education and employment sectors must be focused.

Deepak Oct 24, 2015 07:30am

@sana-2 - Russia??? How do you think Russia is with Pakistan? then why are you crying infront of US if you are so sure about your nexus?

Pukudengutha Oct 24, 2015 07:31am

@Zak Just a minute, where and when Kashmir has ever been mentioned by Obama or any other American?

adnan Oct 24, 2015 07:32am

@Dhobal you are sure? lol. ok! in 2020 india will become largest /2nd largest automarket for new cars. whose gonna sell them? yep americans and japs

there is no comparison with india and pak. other than strategic interests american admin. republicans or democrats will never 'wholeheartedly' side with small $ 400 billion economy.

Vicky Oct 24, 2015 07:37am

Emotions are on Pakistani side dear....as simple as that....

Zak Oct 24, 2015 07:38am

For Pakistan to gain upper hand in soft diplomacy we need a lady's hand and who better than Maryam , she has been groomed well and ready to take the mantle of PM post.

indian Oct 24, 2015 07:46am

When India talk about bilateral talk Pakistan refuses.

When Pakistan visits US, suddenly he talk about bilateral talk.

More clarity on talk is needed.

javed Oct 24, 2015 07:51am

@Atul US say pakistan should clear all matter with bilateral talk and US didnt interfare between them thats was publish in newyork times i think that phrase miss by dawn

Ruchit Khushu Oct 24, 2015 07:52am

@George Not so much so for Indians.. We have other priorities. Pakistan used by a priority 20 yrs back perhaps not now..

Lazarus Oct 24, 2015 08:05am

Interesting how in NS' every speech India is mentioned, while when Modi travels around the world Pak is not mentioned even once! (Terrorism is mentioned which world knows is perpetuated by which country) Also this entire exercise by NS is in vain, since no country in the world including 'iron brother' China can dare to tell India what to do.

raja Oct 24, 2015 08:12am

Modi with Obama.. atleast NZ with Assistant of Secretary of State !

Kool Oct 24, 2015 08:21am

America and Pakistan are strange friends . American people are afraid to freely go around Pakistan . And Pakistan most of people hate American . But love to go America.

babu Oct 24, 2015 08:22am

It is better for US to side with Pakistan against India, US should side with Pakistan against NATO and Afghanistan as well. PM got wise words.

Amit Oct 24, 2015 08:23am

@sana-2 Russia is on Pakistans side. Its a breaking news.

Jawad Oct 24, 2015 08:32am

Pakistani PM has great personality

Shaam سے Oct 24, 2015 08:39am

Gone are the days, when US listened to Pakistan. Please "Do-More" take "AID" and Keep quite.

priya Oct 24, 2015 08:42am

@sm You are wrong man. Leave Kashmir and focus on your current situation. Try to bring prosperity to our country and stop this daydreaming about KashmirK. Kashmir is and will remain an integral part of India. Let common sense prevailed.

khusboo Oct 24, 2015 08:45am

@Atul

as usual just listen

khusboo Oct 24, 2015 08:49am

@sana-2

what makes you think china or russia will side pakistan

china is sitting on $4000 billion forex ask them even for $1billion you all weather will not provide

Hari Oct 24, 2015 08:56am

@sana-2 Russia is on Pakistan side against India??? In which illusion you are?? Russia and Israel are the most closest friends of India, and USA is just strategic partner.when India has to choose from Russian and USA ,India will always go with Russia and this was conveyed earlier by our beloved PM who is going to visit soon Moscow, and I am sure you will get shocking news while his visit to Moscow when new agreements will be signed. If Russia started selling some old geneartion equipments to pak doesnt mean Russia going against India. We are going to manufacture new generations planea together, ballistic missiles, like brahmos ...so if you want to put Russia on pak side you are dreaming in day time.... But if makes you happy, nothing wrong

Girish Oct 24, 2015 08:59am

India going to get S-400 missile system soon.

Sr Oct 24, 2015 09:06am

@sana-2 Russia and India are great allies. India has 80bn trade with China. China is competing with Japan to do business in India. New world is based on trade and not on cold wat thinking

Sr Oct 24, 2015 09:09am

"pressuring Washington not to continue pursuing warmer ties with his giant neighbour."

How can anyone mention this ? Pakistan not aware of basic tenets of diplomacy. Anyway it is expected from a country treating hunting as pillar of foreign polcy

MD Oct 24, 2015 09:11am

Tell me when you stop begging before USA to support on K .. Do you think it's really a appreciable

SRK Oct 24, 2015 09:19am

@sana-2 Its not. Russia will back India anyday.

Last Word Oct 24, 2015 09:37am

US has given a very patient hearing to Pakistan's complaints against India but it does not appear to be convinced due to Pakistan's past track record vis-à-vis India. The joint statement says it all in which Pakistan has committed to take action against terrorists groups operating from its soil. This vindicates India's stand on terrorism to be addressed first before holding any talks with Pakistan.

Sunil Oct 24, 2015 09:41am

@Zak Will be of no use.

Inqelab Zindabad Oct 24, 2015 09:41am

@Jawad Congrats

Gp65 Oct 24, 2015 09:44am

@sana-2 "US ,Japan,India are on one side while China,Russia,Pakistan on other so it is fairly balanced."

Russia is aligned against India? What are you smoking? Between 2012 and 2015 Putin has visited India twice and Modi too has visited Russia. Plus both countries. And China have collaborated in starting BRICS bank. How in the world did you get the idea that Russia would support Pakistan against India? Being willing to sell (not gift) some arms at commercial rates does not amount to a security alliance with Pakistan against India.

Faiza G. R. Bhatt Oct 24, 2015 09:45am

Pakistan should not ask for dialogue with india. dialogues will be death knell for Pakistan. they will lead to full super power status for india. besides, begging for dialogue isn't self-esteem any ways. stop asking US for anything - kashmir, F-16, etc. look toward Russia and China instead. you will see US itself trying to reach out to us. SAY 'NO' to F-16s and ask for bigger purchase from Russia, like NOW.

Rohit Oct 24, 2015 09:46am

US ,Japan,India are on one side while China,Russia,Pakistan on other so it is fairly balanced.@sana-2

China and Russia can have areas of common interest but can never be on the same axis as they have too many areas of conflict. Russia could work on isolated issues but would never side with Pakistan against India (too invested in relationship)

If one was to take the above poster on face value.....please look at the economic strength of the two axis.....not much of a comparison there......

Sonny Oct 24, 2015 10:01am

@sana-2 Sorry Sanaa to disappoint you Russia is always with India . India has both theUS and Russians as well as Chinese investments . All about e conomics . Pakistan needs to gets house in order economically . India is a economic power house !!!!

Prateek Oct 24, 2015 10:01am

With the Iran USA deal already struck and the USA withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan completely in 2016, USA would barely need Pakistan post mid-2016.

Asgher Ali Oct 24, 2015 10:01am

Unfortunately a pipe dream! uS has too much to lose by upsetting India. And only if we realize that the benchmark for US support or opposition amongst other things depends upon economic gain/loss to US.

Darshan Oct 24, 2015 10:01am

When Pakistan would understand, China is bigger threat to India... We are not even half prepared if India-China war escalates... India is trying hard to have some credible deterrence in case, it happens... India (only fool would use Nuke but...) if required would even use its NUKES on China not Pakistan (until Pak uses first)... I know Nuke war with China may finish India... but if get real capacity to Finish Federation of China (even 75%)... India would feel more secure... so, accumulation of arm piles are not for Pak but China

Ramesh Nakhwa Oct 24, 2015 10:03am

So the cat is out of the bag. Help us counter India or we will not help you in Afghanistan. This is like trying to milk the last few drops out of Afghan conflict. Pakistan fast losing its strategic advantage. Afghan crisis is drawing to a close and US is not interested in either Pakistan or afghanistan. If push come to a shove it will ditch Afghanistan rather than end up in a tussle with India. The point is India is capable of protecting itself, is Pakistan capacble ????

ALTAF Oct 24, 2015 10:13am

@Dhobal it's not Dobhal it's Doval. Remember and don't forget Karti cakra Mr.Ajit Kumar Doval.

sri Oct 24, 2015 10:13am

@sana-2 India or Russia will never side against each other...

Arnold Oct 24, 2015 10:30am

Please tell if anybody knows about 3 dossiers which Nawaz Sahab submitted to US to complain about India. What was the reaction and action taken by US? Is there any truth in it?

ZULFIQAR Oct 24, 2015 10:39am

@Monsieur S Yes they have to Now Pakistan is in Good Bargain Position after ZIA Error When USA wants to Exit they need Help So Mess can be handle by takeover which will be Pakistan I am Surprise why Nawaz did not take up issue of Indian interference of Pakistan Securties

shankares Oct 24, 2015 10:40am

What has the USA gained from supporting Pakistan financially & morally for this past 68 years????? Unbelievable amount of hate pointed towards USA and non-trustworthy relationship. Why would they support Pakistan?

sri Oct 24, 2015 10:42am

His US visit is complete India centric...it seems there are no other issues in pakistan...

Rao Oct 24, 2015 10:44am

@Dhobal ...Very optimistic...

Mustafa Oct 24, 2015 10:48am

@Ajay;

US didn't say much but we told US that we are keeping out tactical nuclear weapons.

Mustafa Oct 24, 2015 10:50am

@M. Asghar;

'The diplomatic clout of a country depends only on its economic robustness.'

They should have been able to depose Bashar Al-Assad by now.

Mustafa Oct 24, 2015 10:53am

@Atul;

'What did US say.?'

The same thing they tell India about all their allegations of terrorism against Pakistan.

kumar Oct 24, 2015 10:55am

Why does USA have to come between the two countries?? What interest should they have in business between two countries? Pakistan's statement saying that...... United States to take Pakistan's side in its long-standing dispute with rival nuclear power India or run the risk of escalating conflict...... Is this some kind of blackmail?? No wonder India is not ready for dialogue. There cant be talks with a gun pointed at the temple. If Pakistan wants to talk, stop the agression in Kashmir. Stop the camps operating in Pakistan working against india. Talks can take place when voices are heard without disturbances from gun shots.

Mustafa Oct 24, 2015 11:00am

@Singh;

'This is 21st Century. Nations value their interests and not emotions.'

Nothing to do with century, it has always been that way. America's interest is to retreat from Afghanistan with a minimal loss of face and Pakistan can provide them with a fig leaf. The icing on the cake for Pakistan is a unceremonious dumping of India.

Nav Oct 24, 2015 11:07am

@sana-2 - Are you sure about Russia being with Pakistan? India and Russia have Strategic Partnership, where Putin will come to India every 2 years(2014, 2016, 2018...). Modi will go to Russia in between years. So every year there is Bilateral visit from the top most leaders and discussions happen. Can you tell me at what level Pakistan-Russia relationship is?

Nav Oct 24, 2015 11:09am

Result is zero. What happened to the UN speech and the documents submitted to UN. Same thing will happen to US meeting. Even US has not acknowledged officially that it has got any documents from Pakistan. Just check the last 1 week press briefing from US.

Bhadana Oct 24, 2015 11:10am

A common Pakistani needs to introspect as to why their PM has to urge the US to side with them. What went wrong in the last 10-15 years that the tides turned completely.

taimoor khan Oct 24, 2015 11:13am

@Amit Russia is on the side which does not have US and can you take a wild guess which side is it ?

Ali-Indian Oct 24, 2015 11:15am

@Zak and it lead to where ?

Nikhil Oct 24, 2015 11:33am

@sana-2 And who told you that Russia is on your side? Just by selling some choppers and jets doesn't make them on your side. Just grow up only national interest works here.

Sri Oct 24, 2015 11:38am

How many more years of fooling your own people Mr Nawaz Shareef..they are asking for food and you are feeding them conspiracy stories about India..

Sri Oct 24, 2015 11:40am

@sana-2 you should open your mind and develop a holostic view of things..

Sudhanshu Swami Oct 24, 2015 11:51am

mr Nawaz went there to get assurance about Kashmir and for intervention, but instead gave promise to fight with LET and Haqqani network.

Comentary Oct 24, 2015 11:56am

@taimoor khan and the PM of USA to be on its side, now guess which side Russia will be?

Pune-India Oct 24, 2015 12:00pm

what about Civil Nuclear deal?? Pakistan was supposed to do with USA !!!

Sudhanshu Swami Oct 24, 2015 12:02pm

@taimoor khan Why do you think that there is one side and there is other side. Why you cant think that we can maintain relations with different sides too ? We have good relations with USA as well as Russia. We have good relations with Israel and saudi arabia. Israel and Iran. Israel and Palestine. We have business deals with Japan and China. This is called matured diplomacy and balanced relations. Why we need to take side, we ourselves are a power and people of two sides do maintain good relations with us.

Sudhanshu Swami Oct 24, 2015 12:07pm

@taimoor khan There are big powers who become poles/side. There are powers and matures who can perform huge task to maintain relations with both. There are others which plays kids game , I am with this side, you are on that side.

B N Sharma Oct 24, 2015 12:10pm

Why India & Pakistan can't live in peace? And work together for the prosperity of the region and their own people.

B N Sharma Oct 24, 2015 12:15pm

@sana-2 , How you can count Russia on your side?

B.K.Mathur Oct 24, 2015 12:25pm

This speech from PM is only for audience at home ,because what transpired with US president is not good .So please look into this in this context only

lone Oct 24, 2015 12:27pm

@imran khan sir with due respect we should back him at least on his visit and in this forum y v r discussing our domestic things and bringing the bad name to our PM office who so ever would be there

Yash Oct 24, 2015 12:44pm

@sana-2 That's what you would like but not a fact.

Pukudenguta Oct 24, 2015 12:45pm

@taimoor khan So USA is not with Pakistan???? That is a good news.

sanjay Oct 24, 2015 12:55pm

@sana-2 India's trade with China is going to cross 100 BIllion USD. Where is Pakistan? This century is about economic might. The balance you are showing really does not balance off.

SAN Oct 24, 2015 12:59pm

Well said! Time to move on and leave old and useless baggage behind.

zafar Iqbal Oct 24, 2015 01:01pm

@Ajay .ITS not important what US says. They have been warned publicly that Pakistan is no push over. We will give a very fitting reply to any aggressor. Come on if your coming!!!

JK Oct 24, 2015 01:08pm

@Rashid Sultan Mr Rashid, I really appreciate the mature point you have made. The amount of resources wasted on J&K by both countries could have been better utilized to tackle poverty which plagues both countries. Another 50 years will go by and it will still be status quo. Best would be to declare the LoC as the International border and move on. Alas...!!!

zafar Iqbal Oct 24, 2015 01:08pm

@Atul . us said: "give it to'em where it hurts the most".

zafar Iqbal Oct 24, 2015 01:10pm

@Dhobal we don't need US to stand with us on all matters. We only want justice.

zafar Iqbal Oct 24, 2015 01:13pm

@Namo . US personal survival more valuable than economics.

Amol Oct 24, 2015 01:27pm

@Arslan, Good to know that NS has found his voice. It's now time he finds a new security adviser.

sri Oct 24, 2015 01:29pm

@Mustafa they openly asked you to bring perpetrators to justice..even your PM was asked to eliminate LeT which he agreed...now tell me wt did US say for your allegations..??

Imran Soomro Oct 24, 2015 01:32pm

Nawaz has thrown the ball in the US court now. But the US won't budge unless it is put under duress by active political and diplomatic push. PM has given two avenues to the US: either to contain tensions between the two neighbours or add more fuel to the fire.

Akhtar Oct 24, 2015 01:43pm

It is time for the US to say which side it wants to pick. They forced Mushraff to help them in their false war on terror. If they want Pakistan to be a true ally they need to recepricate.

M.M.Sherazi Oct 24, 2015 01:50pm

It is so disappointing to learn through these lines that Pakistan is expecting an action from a country who has given the free-hand to India!!! Guys stop expecting such actions when you have got China and Russia at your back, in terms of diplomacy it could be considered a good move, and we cannot afford to annoy the Chaudhry of the world to earn animosity for nothing, but let it be an illusion.

S Raghavan Oct 24, 2015 01:55pm

What is the necessity for Nawaz to discuss about Kashmir with US President Obama. Apparently he has nothing to discuss about his own country.

Rahul Oct 24, 2015 02:00pm

@Thoughtful Pakistani No real change on current actions either. If you guys are only going to move forward only if India hands over the rest of Kashmir,

timetostopthis Oct 24, 2015 02:20pm

@Usman Indians are with their PM, not behind him.

Who cares Oct 24, 2015 02:23pm

@Ajay amazing comment..... Hats off

there there Oct 24, 2015 02:26pm

@Hope Yeah, so why is the Pak govt not bringing out the facts of so called Indian meddling into public forum via the media. That will once and for all end all speculations.

Gurjeet Brar Tohada Parona Oct 24, 2015 02:29pm

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/American-mediation-on-Kashmir-not-demand-just-a-wish-Sartaj-Aziz/articleshow/49515469.cms

sri Oct 24, 2015 02:32pm

@Mustafa US told pakistan openly to bring perpetrators to justice and asked to eliminate LeT to which your PM accepted...now tell what US told to India regarding your allegations...?

Bhaskar J Paul Oct 24, 2015 02:55pm

Wonder what the US said....

M.Saeed Oct 24, 2015 03:00pm

First prove positively about India being aggressor before asking the US for siding Pakistan.

M.Saeed Oct 24, 2015 03:04pm

@Moeed Yusuf : There is no simple rule of merits followed in the world politics at any level. The world's lone super-power siding the minuscule Israel against the entire Muslim world, is the example

Raj Oct 24, 2015 03:08pm

India has to build up its arms because, its neighbour China keeps on intruding and its defence budget is much much bigger. China has been in the arms build up spree for a long long time. So, india has to match with it. Thus, if the arms build up has to end, then Pakistan should first advise its all weather friend china to stop the arms build up.

INDIAN Oct 24, 2015 03:17pm

Do more

John Oct 24, 2015 03:23pm

@GS Once the green card for him and his family is ready.

Desi Jat Oct 24, 2015 03:30pm

@Rashid Sultan i agree bro with you...and beleive me only solution is reduce poverty educate people// Indian youth is not interested in Pak or Kashmir but same time indian goverment will not servive if something happen to Kashmir..so i think be happy what you have and move ahead

KannadaBoy Oct 24, 2015 03:32pm

For three days, I have been hearing same ditto statement by Pakistani PM...India, India, India...cheers....

Mr PM, what was yr purpose of visit? Atleast our PM Modi met tons of business leaders and was seen requesting them to invest in India...How many businesses you met who have interest in investing Pakistan?

Namo Oct 24, 2015 03:36pm

@Hope the whole world knows who they can trust and who they can't.

Namo Oct 24, 2015 03:47pm

@Darshan The problem here is India and China despite being a threat to each other they can deal with their problems with diplomatic maturity.

Zeeshan Oct 24, 2015 03:50pm

Our honerable PM belongs to the ages of 80's. Our people live in the times of 60s. The vision of our PM is far ahead from the expectations of the public.

Zeeshan Oct 24, 2015 03:52pm

@Ajay US said just chill. Be happy at your own cost.

Hussain Ali Oct 24, 2015 04:03pm

Promising Promising and Promising. is it a new song name?

omar Oct 24, 2015 04:05pm

@Deepak Yea right. Its a superpower where eating beef burger can land you in jail for 5 years while if you harrass a women you go to jail for 3 years.

Nadeem, USA Oct 24, 2015 04:07pm

@Sandip Bhatia, let me correct you Indian PM visit was "selfie" visit, nothing else.

Vin Oct 24, 2015 04:11pm

@Salman Khan every country is capable of defending itself not only Pak. No one can pressurizes India as every and each country know about India what is. If your political leaders could concentrate on Pak development rather than concentrating on india/kashmir your Pak could have stand besides developed nations.

Rohit Oct 24, 2015 04:14pm

How many businessman has NS met to bring business into pakistan???

KP Oct 24, 2015 04:16pm

PM Nawaz seems to be still living in 80's. World has moved since than.....

indian Oct 24, 2015 04:31pm

@Salman Khan But are you capable to protect your people, Your country is burning and public is suffering lot.

Kamal Oct 24, 2015 04:35pm

Sir, checkout http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pakistan-targets-9-bops-along-ib-in-samba-civilian-injured/ , India says Pakistan violates ceasefire.

Now question is who benefits from ceasefire?

Who wants to internationalize it ?

Ali Oct 24, 2015 04:37pm

@Moeed Yusuf i am in total agreement with you. Very well said.

Sami Khan Oct 24, 2015 04:37pm

Do anyone knows how many NS is accompanied with his friends and family members to this trip to the USA?

sbk Oct 24, 2015 04:42pm

Nawaz Sharif is a sincere person. However, as the Prime Minister, he has to be concerned about internal reactions

sbk Oct 24, 2015 05:05pm

Truth is always bitter. Hate politics will lead to nowhere. Accept the truth and act accordingly.

Mallika Bhabhi Oct 24, 2015 05:10pm

He is just trying to please public!

Azhar Oct 24, 2015 05:12pm

@leena yes, I agree.

Irfan Oct 24, 2015 05:18pm

Pakistan's friend China is not willing to take sides when it comes Kashmir. Wonder why Pakistan is so naive in its foreign policy.

Samir Rahman Oct 24, 2015 05:20pm

India has to contstantly RnD tech & pursue buildup of arms to counter aggressive expansionist plans by China, if any.

John Oct 24, 2015 05:21pm

More efforts to be done on uplifting the ecnomy

vijay Oct 24, 2015 05:25pm

And Obama's response was?

Bidya Oct 24, 2015 05:26pm

what is the reply from Mr Obama??????

Shehzad Oct 24, 2015 05:31pm

Poor leader.

N.S Oct 24, 2015 05:37pm

With India on the Mofi-fied self destruct and nihilistic mode, Pakistan doesn't need to do anything, wait and watch and smell the coffee.

Azmeen Oct 24, 2015 05:44pm

@Moeed Yusuf
NS is not asking USA to be against India, rather he is asking to support Pakistan against Indian terrorism and aggression in Pakistan, a matter of principle.

Prateek Oct 24, 2015 05:47pm

Mr Nawaz Sharif should be pitched for more creation of jobs in Pakistan and should have sought help from USA in this regard.

Syed Oct 24, 2015 05:48pm

India India India, sharif mentioned too many times, he focused on India each and every minute, why we worry about India? We should focus on our development. India now on the path of development, all world power supporting them, we should ignore Kashmir focus on development,

Hiteshwar Sumra Oct 24, 2015 05:53pm

Young mind want peace, jobs and prosperity. NS should have discussed how he could achieve these objectives for its Youth.

Arslan Oct 24, 2015 05:54pm

Good statement by NS. It's a test for US to openly declare whose ally it really is. This is in prep for later on when Pak will tell USA to stay out of Pak-India matters. Smart diplomacy indeed to mute future demands from USA. Sailing both boats is clearly not acceptable esp when one side is being heavily armed and the other is not.

Sumit Chaudhary Oct 24, 2015 06:00pm

India go to US, It talks about India. Pakistan go to US, It also talks about India.

Indian Oct 24, 2015 06:17pm

Pakistani PM has spoken More about India than Pakistan.

First Oct 24, 2015 06:18pm

@Blogger China will never attack India but may keep pressure only. Indian extremist may force war against the community they hate.

Taimoor Khan Oct 24, 2015 06:30pm

Sooner India vacate occupied Kashmir and the process of merging Kashmir with Pakistan is complete, the peace, prosperity and harmony will usher in the region. This logical resolution of Kashmir issue is a must and all global powers must understand this.

SUNIL Oct 24, 2015 06:45pm

Did Mr NS speak about Pakistan at all or was he talking only about India?

Mehul Jain Oct 24, 2015 07:18pm

Pakistan, Please teach your PM to behave like a PM of the most powerful Muslim country.

rs Oct 24, 2015 07:27pm

Out of so many statements issued by NS, I have not heard one thing about steps being taken by his government to uplift the living of poor people in Pakistan. At least Modi has stated that his aim is to ensure that all the poor are given a shelter above their head with water from taps by 2022. He is certain to move in this direction for sure. In Pakistan the scare resource is being used to manufacture Nuclear weapons. Poor will remain poor without any education. God only knows what future is in store for the poor children in Pakistan?

Jess Oct 24, 2015 07:31pm

Problem with Pak is that it has attached with India too much. Pak gotta come to realise that Indian expansion n modernisation of military is not for Pak but to project itself as a superpower that can go beyond its immediate neighbourhood to project power n protect its interest. Evacuation from Yemen was one such example of swift n decisive use of Military powers n assests. When Pak leaders go n rant like this about Indian expansion n blah blah people actually laugh. Esp US is hand in hand n motivating Indian military expansion they need India to assume a bigger role worldwide.

pak se sayed Oct 24, 2015 07:32pm

we in Pakistan have more nuclear power then India. Why are we afraid of india? Why are we seeking help from Obama? He may or may not support us. What are we giving to him in return? While India has promised a lot of business with them, what have we promised to them? peace Talk in Afganistan? As if that's all we can do?

The future is not about WAR using BOMBS. Future is about Financial Wars. Whoever has a better economy, will win all the race. It doesn't matter if you are USA or Pakistan or Russia.

Only thing matters is Economy and that's what Our PM should focus on. Look at Indian PM. He is on a world tour collecting money. He may or may not collect money but that's not our problem.

Our problem is our economy which I see is going no where and still we are talking about winning a race?

Abdul Karim Oct 24, 2015 07:37pm

US will help Pakistan, no doubt. It is just waiting for the right moment. Pakistan Zindabad!

Kumar Oct 24, 2015 07:44pm

One wise decision Pak has done is not to participate in Yemen bombing. You need concentrate only in development your own country rather investing in others activities on other countries. When Soviets annexed, Afghan, they advised India to attack Pakistan. But then PM Moraiji desai, declined to Soviet's call. Why create trouble to others, when were are not connected to the issues.

Bishan Oct 24, 2015 07:53pm

Rather naive of NS to think that US policy will give priority to Pakistan's interests rather than its own. Further, it does not depend on Pakistan to brief it on the situation between India and Pakistan; its own sources are more dependable. Holding Pakistan's interests hostage to interests of Kashmiri seperatists is doing disservice to Pakistan. US, like any mature country, is mindful of its national interests.

TRUTH Oct 24, 2015 07:57pm

@pak se sayed well indian PM has brought 27% increase in fdi this year itself.

sbk Oct 24, 2015 08:47pm

"Obama deeply values relationship with Modi": White House

shailesh Oct 24, 2015 08:59pm

@Salman Khan India will never attack not because it cannot but because it does not want to, we do not have that much time nor interest, not in history , not today and not in future .

shakil Oct 24, 2015 09:16pm

The departing imperial British had created the Kashmir problem to perpetually hurt the new state of Pakistan which being a smaller country continues to suffer this problem and is unable to solve it single-handedly. America, the incoming superpower of the time should have helped complete the partition agenda, but they refuse to do so. This obviously helps India to grow more aggressive and will remain so until America intervenes to initiate and practically assist in the negotiation process. If America does so, it will prove its sincerity in bringing peace to the region.

sana-2 Oct 24, 2015 09:26pm

@sana-2 I dont think so that's the world order right now but yeah one can never be sure what the future holds...

Vangeepuram Satakopan Oct 24, 2015 09:49pm

@Rashid Sultan. Here is somebody talking sense. What is going to be achieved by Kashmir getting independence? How would they survive?

NS Oct 24, 2015 10:05pm

These statements are for people back home and the trip is used to appease the military. It is quite evident here who is controlling the shots. Nawaz was summon to discuss Afghanistan not India. US interest lies in economics and not Pak or Ind. The question Pak fail to understand is that what is in it for US to solve the Kashmir issue? US interest lies in Afghanistan and that is all US was interested in hearing from Pak. If what you say and do solve Afghan issue then good otherwise the answer is "you need to do more." What a waste of tax payers money.

QUERESHI Oct 24, 2015 10:15pm

@Sandip Bhatia Wish Sharif had sought help to bring more investment to Pakistan, other aid and assistance to improve education and eradication of polio. Seems he has wasted much of the airtime trying to lobby against India and buying some old model F16s.

PK Oct 24, 2015 10:16pm

US knows that India would be an aggressor unless provoked. India is not interested in PAK soil.

PK Oct 24, 2015 10:18pm

@Zak

As usual you are dreaming. Good luck

PK Oct 24, 2015 10:20pm

@Salman Khan

India is not interested in taking one inch of Pakistan soil. So relax .

anon Oct 24, 2015 10:23pm

@Steve Childish statement by NS.

Pukudenguta Oct 24, 2015 10:31pm

@Taimoor Khan What can you do if the global powers do not understand???? Nothing???

Pukudenguta Oct 24, 2015 10:36pm

@N.S Good idea. But it needs brains to understand your point. So, unfortunate that none can understand your brilliant point!!!!!!!!

Pukudenguta Oct 24, 2015 10:37pm

@Nadeem, USA Good attitude, please do not change it.

Gp65 Oct 24, 2015 10:52pm

@Mustafa "The same thing they tell India about all their allegations of terrorism against Pakistan."

Not true. It took India's allegations seriously. The Sushma Swaraj. And Kerry joint communique calls on Pakistan to end support to LeT, Haqqani network and JeM. The joint communique between Nawaz and Obama also had Nawaz assuring Obama that he would take care of LeT in line with Pakistan's international obligations.

Shakil USA Oct 24, 2015 11:07pm

@Deepak - Not at all and India never be a super power.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 24, 2015 11:10pm

He must understand that friendship betwee nations is temporary and purely based on naitonal interests coupled with existing geo-political realities of the world. Furthermore, history provides a solid testimony to the fact that America is only a "fair-weather friend" of the Islamc Republic of Pakistan whereas People's Republic of China is a tried and tested "all-weather friend" and a very close and dependable ally. Infact, it is the high time and the right time for the "movers and shakers" in Islamabad to re-draw, re-do and re-define their friendship strategy with all nations in the world including the U.S.

Arslan Oct 24, 2015 11:31pm

@Vangeepuram Satakopan Nepal, a landlocked country, can survive, so can an independent Kashmir. Pakistan and China will always keep trading routes open for Kashmir.

PK Oct 24, 2015 11:42pm

@Taimoor Khan

Keep dreaming .. what you say will not happen.

Ajf Oct 25, 2015 12:18am

@Abdul Karim lol

Ajith Doval Oct 25, 2015 01:19am

@taimoor khan : "@Amit Russia is on the side which does not have US and can you take a wild guess which side is it ?"

Its very own "Russian" side. Pakistan is just a commercial interest.

Riaz Murtaza Oct 25, 2015 04:00am

Why is Pakistan asking for American help in case of agression. Pakistan should prepare himself for any external attacks and agressions.

paul Oct 25, 2015 04:09am

"Pakistan wants peace, but it has no plans to slow down its nuclear weapons programme, either.

That was the message from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week in Washington. Problem is, that desire has caused problems with the White House.

So much so that the prime minister's visit this week turned out to be nothing more than a courtesy visit."

Anuj Oct 25, 2015 04:17am

You the similarity within India and Pakistan, Both of their prime minister go to US to discuss about India.

Here is what US thinks http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/10/13/exp-gps-1011-take-taliban.cnn

m Oct 25, 2015 04:33am

@Joesh The most sensible comment

Al fidayi Oct 25, 2015 04:37am

If wishes were horses...........

m Oct 25, 2015 04:44am

@Rashid Sultan Wish there would be more people like you in Pakistan. Cause as a average Indian i would love to travel Pakistan by road and witness all the history, historical places from Lahore to Karachi which ones was part of the land for which our ancestors fought with British. And then there is North tip of Pakistan which absolutely stunningly beautiful. I would love to visit with my family. Today we are 2 different nations. But we do share a common history. Really hope that our future generations will be fortunate and sensible enough to understand it.

schal Oct 25, 2015 06:06am

@Salman Khan You may perhaps realize that India does not want to attack any country including Pakistan. That is what mature governments do. They spend their energy and resources to develop their own people. If everyone does that there will be little need for costly defense budgets or hand-holding by big brothers.

schal Oct 25, 2015 06:11am

@M Jamal Are there any untrue facts?

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:15am

@Deepak : Don't post rubbish. "Super power" days may be in the future, but now is "super struggle days".

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:16am

@DudeFromDC: Every sovereign nation reserves the right and duty to be secure.

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:19am

It would have been more dignified to state Pakistan's case and rest on its reasoned arguments to persuade....

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:24am

@Hope : USA was encircling the USSR and vice versa. Thus, USA gave lots of aid to Pakistan and India sided with USSR hwo provided India with aid and trade.! Simple!

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:28am

@Raja Hindustani : And if "country's [major] interest" is 'all of' Kashmir,then there's a problem.

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:31am

@Raja Hindustani: 2015, Saudi Arabia is the world's largest arms buyer.India was #1 in 2014. We have to ask Yemeni Houthis and Iran how that is working out!

Anil Oct 25, 2015 06:36am

@Syed I fully agree.Let Modi and NS concentrate only on peace,development and raising HDI in the region.

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 06:51am

@Live Respectfully : What does history teach nations about being "strong"? Yet, even the strong nations become weak. Follow history!

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 07:04am

@taimoor khan ; Russia has to be a great salesman to withstand sanctions and poor economy. Russia will do business to keep standing. Siding with anyone? No time for that!

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 07:11am

@Asim Munir : how about "fellow South Asians"? THAT is a HUGE market! Paksitan can prosper on that market for the best of all things! It is as good as Saudi oil and Hajj income!

Royal Hubara hunter Oct 25, 2015 07:20am

**The world has always stood for the "Hierarchy of Sacrifice".Who gets support and who gets sacrificed? If you have a fight with a person DEEMED more important to the powers, then you get sacrificed --common practice!

TG Oct 25, 2015 07:58am

This visit might be one of the most successful visit by any Pak Pm. He is working hard to take bilateral trade of both countries from 100$ billion to 500$ billion. He meet top CEO of almost all Fortune 500 companies. Visited Tesla, Facebook and Google HQ's. Discussed how to enhance Pak PM vision of digital Pakistan. He also chaired Meeting of G4 countries for permanent member on UNC. I wish PM of India had some brains to focus on trade education and prosperity of his people.

An Indian Oct 25, 2015 08:14am

@pak se sayed "India" word is used to distract common people of Pakistan and cover up miserable failures on all economic and diplomatic fronts.

Mahen Oct 25, 2015 12:07pm

"Indian aggression" sounds so funny! lol

sohail Oct 25, 2015 03:02pm

@Mahen so what is aggression then? define me, I would like to be enlightened.

kashmiri pandit Oct 25, 2015 03:09pm

US always sees his interest and changes sides dramatically by giving stupid excuses, we can check history too. Also money talks in case of India and Pakistan where US is now number 1 player in selling defence hardware to India

Samir Oct 25, 2015 04:37pm

I wonder what's driving this sudden revival of interest in Kashmir. Is Nawaz Sharif trying to outflank Raheel Sharif?

Munir Oct 25, 2015 05:50pm

@TG , when one starts looking at other's plate, flies come to his plate and contaminate his food. What matters is what is in my plate and not in my enemy's (neighbor) plate. Pakistani politicians, army, civil servants and awaam spend so much time goggling at India's plate than putting food on the table for its masses. And the gap continues to increase.

sajid Oct 25, 2015 10:51pm

wake up....

Deoband Oct 25, 2015 11:22pm

@sohail When one country initiates attacks against another three times (irrespective of whether the country lost) the aggressor is the one that initiated the war, no the one that defends itself.

Objective view Oct 26, 2015 07:56am

Don't be friends with him just be my friend and take my side. This is politics! Why would US come in the middle of this issue and risk destroying relations with either one. It has to stay neutral in my opinion being a realist that would be a diplomatic thing to do anything other than would be bad politics. Pakistan-India needs to sit together and resolve this issue. There is no other way.

abdul rehman Oct 26, 2015 08:05pm

As if he went there only for photo shoots.