Masood wants US to restore military financing, sales to Pakistan


Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan said it was important that the US restores Foreign Military Financing and Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan, suspended by the previous Administration.

Addressing a conference on “The Future of Pakistan-US relations” at renowned US think-tank Wilson Centre in Washington, he cautioned about serious perils of policy of imbalance in South Asia. He also urged US to “revive its role on strategic stability in South Asia”. He said after a brief period of uncertainty, Pakistan and US were successfully recalibrating and rejuvenating relations in wake of changing circumstances. Terming Pak-US ties as “a relationship of the future generations”, he said the results in a short span of time were impressive. Referring to frequent high level contacts between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and US. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Pak-US dialogues on health, energy, climate change, counter-narcotics, counterterrorism and defence and the recently held Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Ministerial Council meeting, the ambassador said that these processes were producing results and defining pathways for future growth. He highlighted confluence of shared values and ideas that bind the people of Pakistan and the United States and brought them into alliances for advancing shared strategic.