War against terror: ‘Our efforts remain unappreciated’

Published: May 28, 2012

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.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Mahi
    May 28, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Whoa,did Bilawal say this fa real?:o


  • fawad
    May 28, 2012 - 7:11PM

    agreed! well said


  • Faisal
    Jun 18, 2012 - 3:34PM

    He was sentenced for having links with terrorists and the way the case was handled made a mockery of the law. We could have tried him for the crime of cooperating with foreign intelligence but we did not do so.


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