American economic interest in Pakistan seems rising


Salahuddin Haider

EVER since Imran Khan’s visit to America, US economic interest seems rising in Pakistan, which is also evident from the new team of diplomats that have landed in Karachi as with the new consul general Robert Silverstein since the first week of this month. His speech, because of muttering of the guests, was not clearly audible, but from whatever little one could grunder the circumstances, was obviously emphasis on much bigger collaboration between Washington and Islamabad, a cooperation that is bound to open new avenues of fruitful cooperation.
Pakistani Prime Minister’s role in Afghanistan has been appreciated, and, now Taliban, America and Afghanistan are closer to agreement, which one hopes would be endring and beneficial for all stake holders. Robert Silberstein introduced his new team of officers like Peggy Walker, Nathan Seifert, Joseph Chung, It wCameron Thomas-Shah, all from economic, commercial and cultural sides, meaning closer bonds in these fields, and greater American investment in Pakistan, sectors to be mutually decided.
The new head of diplomatic mission in Pakistan, at his reception to formally introduce himself, looked lovely, gentle and extremely cordial person, full of enthusiasm to deliver of whatever task assigned to him by the White House or the State Department. He is polite, always smiling, and extremely courteous. His speech was full of applause from the quite large number or guests, invited for the occasion.
It was warm, lovely and memorable evening with several VIPs, eminent businessman, including Kalim Farooqui, Byram Avari, Zia Ispahani, Shaukat Tareen, and consuls general from France, Japan, Turkey, Afghanistannn, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, UAE, UK, and a couple of more.