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General Bajwa discusses steps for Peace with the US

Faryal Nadeem Feb 10, 2017
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The army head Chief General Javed Bajwa discussed and talked with the US Defence Secretary James Mattis on the phone for 20 minutes on Thursday. General Bajwa congratulated Mr Matits and expressed hope that the extensive experience will surely be perfect for the region.

However, in his statement, Mattis recalled the efforts and the sacrifices made by armed forced of Pakistan against terrorism and also praised it. Both seniors made a commitment and expressed their feelings about the goal Peace. Measures have been discussed to achieve the goal which further continued the engagement at multiple levels between countries.

Consequently, the top US commander in Afghanistan also made a call and expressed his views on Washington ties with Islamabad. He needed international troops for a long war with Taliban indicating that matter will soon be put in front of the new President Donald Trump.

The Army General John Nicholson leads the US and the international forces of Afghanistan. American troops were further reduced when security deteriorated. General Nicholson also mentioned that US troops would carry out terrorism against Al Qaeda accompanied with million troops only if Afghan forces were not enough to advise with the forces on the ground.

The armed services mentioned that we have a shortfall of force which is few thousand. Mr. Mattis gestures showed that he will soon speak to General Nicholson about the allies and suggests that Secretary will visit Afghanistan in the upcoming days.

It has been observed that Policy on Pakistan will be soon applied. The holistic review of the relationship with Pakistan echoes for the US concerns. The militant group enjoyed sanctuary in areas in the country with Afghan border.

The complicated relationship with Pakistan is assessed with a holistic review. The US concerns about Pakistan is at the top of the list. The US has cut the economic aid as well as the military for Pakistan sharply in these years.  It reflects the US frustration with nuclear-armed nation.