Pakistan’s sacrifices, achievements must be acknowledged: US lawmaker


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WASHINGTON: US Congressman Thomas Suozzi has said that Pakistan’s achievements in security domain should be acknowledged to reflect its fast changing positive reality.

The Congressman, who is member of the House Foreign Relations and Arms Services Committee, made these remarks during a meeting with Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry at the Chancery here in Washington.

The ambassador briefed him on Pakistan’s success in the security arena and the economic turnaround.

Suozzi agreed that Pakistan’s achievements in security domain should be acknowledged and highlighted in the United States to bridge the gap between perceptions and the fast changing positive reality of Pakistan.

Reflecting on the regional situation, the Congressman expressed the view that the US could play a role in the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

He added that the US and Pakistan had a greater opportunity to stabilize Afghanistan by working together.

At the invitation to visit Pakistan to see for himself the changing reality of Pakistan, Congressman Suozzi said he looked forward to such a visit with his other colleagues from the House.

Being a freshman from New York, the Congressman remarked that he owed his victory in the election to active support of Pakistani community and appreciated their role in the development and progress of the United States.—APP