Narendra Modi Government’s consistent take that Pakistan government doesn’t look sincere in dealing with terrorism and particularly in dealing with proscribed militant and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, has been vindicated by Donald Trump Administration.
In the latest development, the US government has shared its skepticism over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack.
According to a senior official of the Trump administration, the Trump administration has its share of doubts intact about Pakistan’s intentions.
The reaction has come ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s US visit.
The official said previous arrests of the terrorist made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The official added, the US would press Pakistan Prime Minister Khan to take irreversible action against terrorist and militant groups.
The US government also wants Pakistan to facilitate peace talks with the Taliban for an intra-Afghan dialogue, in view of Pakistan’s hold in Afghanistan affairs, especially with Taliban.
The official rejected possibility of lifting suspension of security aid to Pakistan unless the White House witnessed sustained, decisive and irreversible action against terrorist and militant groups.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister during his three-day visit would also be meeting prominent members of the US Congress, corporate leaders as well as members of the Pakistani diaspora.
He will fly to the US for his first meeting with President Trump on a commercial flight as the cash-strapped country struggled to overcome a major financial crisis.
Special Assistant to Khan Naeemul announced on Twitter that Khan would travel to the US by Qatar Airways.