In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the refusal of US President Barack Obama to issue a formal apology or condolences on the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a Nato attack on the Pak-Afghan border.
Kamran Yousaf, The Express Tribune senior reporter in Islamabad, says the Pakistani government is looking for a way to not have a complete breakdown in relations with the United States. And that a formal apology will go a long way to help simmer down anti-American sentiment within the country.
Pakistan decided to sit out the upcoming conference in Bonn about Afghanistan as a form of protest for the violation of its borders. Yousuf, however says after many requests from the international community Prime Minister Yousaf Gilani could be rethinking this strategy and may agree to send an ambassador to represent Pakistan at Bonn.
Yousaf adds Pakistan has already agreed to the draft of the Bonn conference, thus not being there will have little impact in the outcome of the meetings.
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