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‘No one can dictate to U.S.A.’

November 29, 2012

NEW DELHI: The US Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, Mr Averell Harriman, today (Nov 28) took strong objection to the criticism in Pakistan of American arms rush to India, and said: “No country in the world can dictate to US what her policies should be.”

Addressing a Press conference here, he said that as far as his country was concerned, Kashmir was a question between India and Pakistan.

Mr Harriman said in his talks with Mr Nehru and other Indian leaders there was no discussions “at all” about ways and means for the solution of the Kashmir problem.

Mr Harriman said he believed the US decision to give assistance to India was “a very wise decision” and Pakistan would gain as much out of this assistance as India herself. The USA, he added, would “regret” if Pakistan did not agree.

He said he was going to Rawalpindi to see President Ayub and to “discuss anything that might be on his mind — about our decisions or about our (US) doing”.—Correspondent

Pakistan to buy Chinese coal LAHORE: Pakistan, which has been importing coal mainly from India, would now buy it from China in a large quantity after the under-negotiation Pakistan-China trade agreement was signed.

Disclosing this at the Lahore airport, the Central Commerce Minister, Mr Wahiduzzaman, said the trade agreement had been under negotiation for the last several months and both countries were keenly interested in expanding the trade.—Correspondent