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Federal Cabinet Pays tribute to Prime Minister for His Successful US Visit

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ISLAMABAD– The federal cabinet has paid tribute to Prime Minister Imran Khan for his successful visit to the United States.

The cabinet meeting was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair.

The Prime Minister took the cabinet into confidence about his visit to the United States.

The meeting contemplated on the money spent on foreign tours of former rulers and on the issue of making regulatory departments under cabinet division.

Sources said the cabinet approved ending column of occupation from passport form and extension in 8th wage board award. The cabinet also gave its node to the decision made by ECC.

The meeting was told that for the first time a Prime Minister was given great respect in US. PM had cleared to US authorities that the purpose of this visit is not to get aid but to change the mindset for Pakistan. Pakistan does not want aid but trade from foreign countries. The cabinet felicitated PM Imran Khan for his successful visit.

PM Imran Khan on the occasion said the relations with US would better in future as compared to the past.

Pak-US relations reset with successful visit: FO

Foreign Office says Pakistan-US relations have been reset with the successful and productive visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump held comprehensive talks focusing on building a broad-based and enduring partnership between the two countries and strengthening cooperation to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity in South Asia.

He said Pakistan and the United States have decided to establish a mechanism to follow up on the understanding reached during the visit.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan welcomes US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir dispute. Expressing surprise over Indian reaction on the mediation offer, he said India should give a matured response for resolution of the outstanding dispute.

He said Pakistan’s approach is peace and dialogue based on resolution of the dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.

Responding to a question about LoC violations by India, the spokesperson said Pakistan gives a befitting response to the Indian fire. He, however, said Pakistan desires peace and 2003 ceasefire agreement must be respected.

When asked about the next meeting on Kartarpur corridor, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan is prepared for the talks. He said the Indian side has to give the dates.

He, however, expressed the confidence that the meeting will soon be held. About Afghanistan, the spokesperson said Pakistan’s role has been that of a facilitator which has been acknowledged by everybody including the United States.

He said we want an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned solution of the conflict. To a question about Iran, the spokesperson said all parties must work towards easing the tension in the region. He said Pakistan is watching the developments in the region very closely.

SOURCE: RADIO PAKISTAN AND DUNYA NEWS