United States National Security Official Lisa Curtis in Pakistan / Pakistan’s Reaction On Global Terror Financing Watch List
United States National Security Official Lisa Curtis in Pakistan / Pakistan’s reaction on Global Terror Financing Watch List: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua met Lisa Curtis, US senior national security official and Director for South and Central Asia, on Monday. It was tweeted by Foreign office spokesperson, Dr. Mohammad Faisal. After FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Summit, this visit is being crucial and as an effort to simplify the situation when US has push a motion under Trump administration to include Pakistan on global terror financing watch-list.
President Trump has been accusing Pakistan of misuse of billions of dollars aid followed by a suspended security aid to Pakistan. In response to that Pakistan government urged for “more trust than more aid” and asked US to recognize the sacrifices Pakistan made during war on terror.
In order to improve the ties, US security officials have been visiting Pakistan and met Pakistani government and security officials to enhance areas of mutual cooperation between the two countries. In another meeting with the Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal, it was endorsed that Pak-US relationship is dynamic for defeating terrorism and Pakistan has already broke the back bone of terrorism by taking two initiatives of Zarb-e-Azab and currently Operation Rad ul Fasad.
To further enhance Pak-US mutual cooperation, matters that included Pakistan-US knowledge corridor to increase the educational capacity of the students and measures taken by the government to stop human trafficking were also discussed with the US security official delegation.
This visit is considered as an important step to release the tension that was gaining momentum and to build trust. More details of the meetings were not made public but the officials of two sides sat together and agreed to take steps that will help in achieving the common goal of defeating terrorism all over the world.