Pakistan is taking all right steps for eradicating terrorism: US

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WASHINGTON: The United States government has acknowledged the positive role and efforts of Pakistan’s civil and military leadership in lieu of eradicating terrorism.

A senior US official told reporters that Washington is least bothered about getting involved in the internal political affairs of Pakistan but it did expect the country’s civil and military leaders to correct the situation.

The official noted that Pakistan’s military was also supporting these changes.

“So far, we do see support from the military to the direction that prime minister Khan seems to be going in,” he said.

“We support the civilian government. We support the nascent democratic system there,” the official said.

“We support the fact that Prime Mister Imran Khan says right things and appears to be trying to make some changes within Pakistan,” he added. “But only time will tell if he is successful in doing that.”

The senior administration official noted that Pakistan was not only saying the right things, it had also taken some right steps.

“So, we do appreciate that Pakistan is saying the right thing, has taken the initial steps that we’re looking for, but we reserve judgement because we have seen backtracking in the past,” he said.

The Pakistani prime minister has directly related that goal to Pakistan being able to crack down on militancy within the border, the US official noted as per Dawn news report.

“So, we continue to remain hopeful and encouraged by the initial statements and some of the very initial steps that we have seen Pakistan taking.”

It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan has been consistently aiming towards  getting rid from the menace of terrorism.