FO welcomes Trump’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and India


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman, Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that Pakistan was looking forward to working with the new US administration of President elect Donald Trump.

Congratulating Trump on his election victory, the Foreign Office spokesman referred to a offer made by the president elect during campaigning.

In an interview with an Indian newspaper in October, Trump said he would be pleased to mediate between Pakistan and India. “Well, I would love to see Pakistan and India get along, because that’s a very, very hot tinderbox…. That would be a very great thing. I hope they can do it,” Trump had said.

Nafees Zakaria welcomed this offer to mediate by Donald Trump.  The FO spokesman further said that Pakistan had a multidimensional relationship with the US and wanted to strengthen it further.

Indian HC officials leave

The FO spokesman also informed the media that six out of the eight Indian High Commission officials involved in subversive activities had left Pakistan.

He added that India was funding terrorism in Pakistan.