Tribune Take: Pakistan may have the upper-hand in US-Pak relations now

NATO attack causes a stir in Washington DC as well.


Mahawish Rezvi November 28, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the latest from Washington DC about the attack by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) helicopters that killed at least 24 security personnel and injured 12 soldiers on a Pakistani check post on the Pak-Afghan border. 

Huma Imtiaz, The Express Tribune‘s correspondent based in Washington DC discusses the impact this attack has had in DC. She says although this has been one of the worst years for Pakistan-US relations, this incident makes matters much worse.

In terms of balance of power between the two nations, Imtiaz says Pakistan now has the upper hand and will require a lot of convincing to come back to the negotiating table. The rare joint statement issued by US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have offered “deepest condolences” and said they backed “Nato’s intention to investigate immediately.”

Read Huma Imtiaz’s articles here.

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The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

COMMENTS (37)

Troy | 10 years ago | Reply

I can see that in the Religion of Islam you have the Sunnis who are the Majority,and the Shiites who are the Minority it is ( Some ) of the Rulers and Leaders of the Sunnis who are Puppets of the west and the CIA the west is trying to destroy Iran, and I know that some of the Sunnis must Love this, the sunnis and shiites don't love each other.

This is good for the west,divide and conquer,but in the end this could help the west or the Crusaders if the west can destroy Iran, Syria,Afghanistan and Pakistan all the muslims will be controlled by the crusaders.

The Crusadders will do to all muslims what Israel Military is doing to the Palestinians Checkpoints,Machine Gun,Towers Occupied Land.

A Christian country will Never fight a Christian country for a Muslim country.

But a Muslim country will fight a Muslim country for a Christian country.

The Muslims need the 12th Imam,or the Mujahdeen

A GOOD Documentary ALL Muslims Must see on youtube on the Crusader's of today

Look for this : NATO Going Global

Paki-Sher-Azam | 10 years ago | Reply

Upperhand in begging???, When we have big Uncle as neighbor, better let us be a nice guy, don't have biting dogs as pets. Some times Big Uncle's bullets may hit our kids playing with the dogs....

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