Would love to visit ‘fantastic’ Pakistan, says Trump

Published: November 30, 2016
Trump was all praise for the Pakistani people as he said it was an amazing country with tremendous opportunities with “most intelligent people”. PHOTO: REUTERS

Trump was all praise for the Pakistani people as he said it was an amazing country with tremendous opportunities with “most intelligent people”. PHOTO: REUTERS

United States President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would love to visit Pakistan.

“Trump said he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people,” a statement issued by the PM House said. Prime Nawaz Sharif phoned Trump to felicitate him for becoming the 46th president of the United States after the November elections.

“Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people,” the new US leader told the prime minister.

What Pakistan can expect with Trump in Oval Office

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon,” the statement quoted Trump.

Trump was all praise for the Pakistani people as he said it was an amazing country with tremendous opportunities with “most intelligent people”.

Resolution of conflicts

Hinting at playing a mediator in resolving the longstanding dispute between Islamabad and New Delhi, the US president-elect said he was ready to play any role to find solutions to the outstanding problems. “It will be an honour and I will personally do it.”

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  • Acorn Guts
    Nov 30, 2016 - 9:35PM


  • BrainBro
    Nov 30, 2016 - 9:41PM

    This is good news for the civilian leadership of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Salman Sheikh
    Nov 30, 2016 - 9:52PM

    we don’t need him… we are fine without America… Recommend

    Nov 30, 2016 - 9:53PM

    kill with kindness and business profit from all without any discrimination.Recommend

  • Indian Hawk
    Nov 30, 2016 - 9:58PM

    Time for India and Pakistan to join hands and work together for prosperity. I urge fellow Indians to shed prejudice and show we are not against Pakistan’s progress. The terrorists captured in Pakistan do not represent the majority of Indians. Recommend

  • Malik
    Nov 30, 2016 - 10:14PM

    ohh please don’t. We are better off if you please don’t favor usRecommend

  • Erfan Shakir
    Nov 30, 2016 - 10:41PM

    I think they missed the following: This is a piece of satire Recommend

  • Malik Saab
    Dec 1, 2016 - 4:37AM

    Pakistan is in danger because of the naive people like you. Our forex reserves are in American Dollars. The world’s economy revolves around US. The world’s best Army belong from America. American GDP is still the highest in the world.
    80 percent of the innovations are emerging from there in the IT sector. And you are telling that we are better off without Trump or America?. Infact we are worse off without America.

    Be realistic. It is not some Gujjar movie where you have to challenge everyone and fight with everyone. If Donald Trump who is now the President of the World’s powerful country is inviting us, then we should be friends with them at all costs. Recommend

  • Farrukh
    Dec 1, 2016 - 5:26AM

    Fake story. Either the Pm Gone nuts or trump is drunk.Recommend

  • Humza
    Dec 1, 2016 - 6:12AM

    @Erfan Shakir: Perhaps you don’t know that Pakistanis have the reputation of being the most generous people by way of donations in the US. While in the US, Pakistanis enjoy a much better better reputation than any other Muslim group and people are familiar with the large expatriate professional class of Pakistanis.Pakistani Americans are part of the very fabric of American society and contribute politically, economically, academically and socially. Unlike in Europe, most immigrants including Pakistanis are skilled immigrants who did not smuggle there as refugees so they have skills and pay taxes like other citizens.Recommend

  • a&a
    Dec 1, 2016 - 6:39AM

    Business is the First priority to Trump like NS.Recommend

  • Uncle Tom
    Dec 1, 2016 - 8:12AM

    Does that mean we have to build Trump Towers in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi??Recommend

  • Saurav
    Dec 1, 2016 - 8:17AM

    Mr.Trump at his sarcastic best.Recommend

  • Pandit
    Dec 1, 2016 - 8:19AM

    First of all, you’d never release phone conversation, a real breach of diplomatic protocol. Dumb Pakistanis are going out of the way to use this to maneuver. Expect Trump to back this off!. Recommend

  • satti Cache
    Dec 1, 2016 - 2:33PM

    Discussions and debates are ok but dont spread hate for each other.. No body else will be effcted more by this hate than us (Pakistan & India) .Recommend

  • satti Cache
    Dec 1, 2016 - 2:35PM

    We (Pakistanis & indians) must not spread hate for each other .No one else will bare loss for this but us … Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 1, 2016 - 4:00PM

    Why not . a good idea when you get suicidal tendencies . I mean you are more likely to get shot there easily and quickly. Recommend

  • Mehsud
    Dec 1, 2016 - 7:36PM

    These are formal and initial words of Trump.
    Once his cabinet is formed, the real picture of Trump administration would get cleared then.Recommend

  • Adil
    Dec 1, 2016 - 9:12PM

    Pakistanis welcome US president and all initiatives for resolution of conflicts as per UN resolutions. Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Dec 1, 2016 - 11:20PM

    On google map?Recommend

  • Khansahib
    Dec 2, 2016 - 8:09AM

    And now Trump team has denied this account-basically saying that polite conversation is not the same as outline of state policy. Pakistan government has an egg on their face which they smashed themselves. As the joker would say- Pakistan, why so desperate?Recommend

  • stevenson
    Dec 3, 2016 - 5:37AM

    @Khansahib: If you read US media or watch US TV, most observers accept that Trump did say what Nawaz says. It’s a sign which encouraged Muslims in US and in the Muslim world that Trump is not as bad as he pretends when he says he wants to stop Muslims. This is what CNN commentators said yesterday.Recommend

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