Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Washington but this time with Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar JavedBajwa and the director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Faiz Hameed and Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood.
This is the first time in history of Pakistan that a PM arrives with two top serving military generals for a bilateral meeting with US President.
Trump Khan meeting
Imran Khan landed in the US for a 3-day official visit with US President Donald Trump. The Trump Khan meeting would take place on July 22 and the two leaders are expected to discuss issues including Afghanistan and peace in South Asian region. Pakistan PM would outline his vision for “Naya Pakistan” during his various engagements in Washington.
Qamar JavedBajwa will meet US Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, the new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Mark Milley and other senior officials in the Pentagon.
Pak US relationship
The bilateral relationship of Pakistan and US took a plunge when Trump struck down USD 1.3 billion aid to Pakistan following the 14 February Pulwama attack on Indian territory. The US President categorically said that the aid would remain suspended until Pakistan takes concrete measures against terrorist groups working from its soil.
Hafiz Saeed arrested
Pakistan has three months to prove that action has been taken against terror organizations before FATF puts sanctions on it. The arrest of Hafiz Saeed is seen as a political drama to create a friendly environment to escape sanctions.