Resetting Pak-US ties: Grossman arrives in Pakistan

Published: April 25, 2012
US special envoy Marc Grossman arrives in Islamabad in effort to reboot ties between two countries. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

US special envoy Marc Grossman arrives in Islamabad in effort to reboot ties between two countries. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: US special envoy to Afghanistan-Pakistan, Marc Grossman landed in Islamabad on Wednesday night in an effort to reboot ties between Pakistan and the US, reported Express News.

Meanwhile, US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters during the daily press briefing in Washington that the envoy would possibly take up some of the recommendations for a policy review listed out by the Parliament recently. “I think he’s open to working through the results of the parliamentary review with the Pakistani government,” she said.

“We had been waiting for that review to be concluded before we could fully re-engage. So this is our opportunity to do that.”

Former presidential hopeful and chairman of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee Senator John Kerry is also expected to travel to Islamabad on April 29 to meet the country’s top civil and military leadership, an official told The Express Tribune.

He is due to meet opposition politicians and interact with the civil society in an attempt to convey a message that the US still considers Pakistan a key partner despite recent strains.

One official said that the influential US senator would likely offer a formal public apology on behalf of the Obama Administration over the Nato airstrikes on a Pakistani check post in November last year.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Fauzan Naeem
    Apr 25, 2012 - 10:47PM

    Actions speak louder than words.

    I think I’ve made my point!


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 25, 2012 - 11:22PM

    No more threats please.

    We are a matured nation and knows how to protect our country.

    What we look forward is real friendship and beyond deceiving.

    Pakistan has also lie detectors.


  • ayesha_khan
    Apr 25, 2012 - 11:25PM

    @Fauzan Naeem: “Actions speak louder than words.

    I think I’ve made my point!”

    sorry. Unclear what your point is.


  • BlackJack
    Apr 25, 2012 - 11:28PM

    I hope he offers an apology and the Govt has the sense to quietly accept and move forward. Pushing these buttons until they stop working is counter-productive and will just result in Pakistan hurtling even faster towards chaos, disaster and oblivion. India wants a stable Govt in Pakistan.


  • Shiku
    Apr 26, 2012 - 12:21AM

    @BlackJack: “India wasnts a stable Govt in Pakistan.”

    So what? Pakistan also wants a stable govt in India. It matters not one bit what kind of government India wants in Pakistan. The pattern of the last 3.5 years has proven that.Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Apr 26, 2012 - 1:15AM

    Grosman saab plz nextime bring someone gora saab and make him our PM and President, Our Politicians are corrupt to their core, plz send us some Gora saab, lastime gora saab were in mgmt they build and managed and even made all our laws and acts today in practice. Our Parliament is just a picnic point.


  • Khan is King
    Apr 26, 2012 - 6:49AM

    Mr. Grossman and Mr. Kerry should come with a formal apology or not at all.


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