Pak delegation urges US to review plan to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan
Pakistan has reportedly urged the US to review its plan to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.
According to Dawn, the five-member Pakistan delegation had a series of meetings with Pentagon and State Department officials and lawmakers in Washington and also visited Tampa, Florida, for a meeting with the Commander of the US Central Command, who supervises the region, which includes Pakistan.
The report quoted an official as saying that in all these meetings, the delegation stressed the need for reviewing the US withdrawal plan and for developing a mechanism to help Pakistan fight the militants after the expiry of the Coalition Support Fund as well.
Pakistan said that the country would continue its fight against terrorism even after the withdrawal of the US troops.
Meanwhile, the country also sought international support to help maintain a large number of troops along the border and for continuing the fight against militants, the report said.
(Posted on 21-07-2014)