Biden due to discuss Pak-US strategic relationship on Wednesday


US Vice President Joe Biden will arrive here on Wednesday to meet top Pakistani leadership and discuss Pak-US strategic relationship, review progress in the war against terror and challenges facing Pakistan’s economy.Biden will meet President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani and Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani.According to US administration officials, Biden is likely to present an economic, military and intelligence package for Pakistan, to help it effectively counter extremism and terrorism by addressing its immediate needs.The US Vice President will extend support to Pakistan to help strengthen its economy, improve governance and security, and respond to its development needs.
Pakistani leadership is likely to apprise the US Vice President of their concerns in addressing the grave economic issues that have come to the fore due to diversion of national resources in fighting terrorism and extremism, an official source told .