ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan and the US are working together to resolve all contentious issues in their relationship. Bilawal, in an interview to the PBS during his visit to the United States, said the two countries could build relations by increasing bilateral cooperation and decreasing confrontation. “It requires an understanding on the part of Pakistan’s side to see that there is genuine anger and misunderstanding in the US and it also requires an understanding in the US to see genuine frustration in Pakistan,” said Bilawal. “The efforts we made in this war with our limited capacity are not being appreciated,” he added. He said the case of Dr. Shakil Afridi was an unfortunate incident. On the question of the sentencing of Shakil Afridi, “I do wish that the US should have cooperated in Abbottabad, so that things could have been different for the unfortunate doctor. It is against the law of any country of the world to cooperate with foreign intelligence,” said Bilawal. “Look at the case of a person in the US where he was found cooperating with the Israeli intelligence and was sentenced to life imprisonment,” he pointed out.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2012.