We would urge the Foreign Office to convene a meeting of Pakistani Ambassadors in important capitals where they should be comprehensively briefed on different aspects of the issue so that they are properly equipped to safeguard interests of the country.
"Even the USA ambassador", who was summoned for a meeting at Pakistan's Foreign Ministry after Trump's New Year's Day tweets, "didn't have an explanation for the tweet for the first couple of days", the official said.
The ISPR press release read, "General Joseph L Votel apprised COAS about the United States decision regarding Security Assistance and Coalition Support Fund". According to the ISPR, General Bajwa received two telephone calls from General Joseph Votel and one from a US senator over the week to discuss the Pak-US security cooperation post the President Trump tweet.
The COAS said that Pakistan suffered hugely due to great power contest in the region.
Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan went so far as to tell reporters this week that Pakistan would cease "a wide field of intelligence cooperation and defense cooperation" with the U.S. He did not elaborate. Continuing he said that Pakistan is fully aware of the US" concerns with regard to the activities of Afghan nationals in Pakistan, and that "we are already undertaking multiple actions through Operation "Raddul Fasaad' to deny any residual capacity to terrorists of all hue and colour for which return of Afghan refugees is an essential prerequisite". He said Pakistan is also strengthening the border controls unilaterally, but if Afghanistan genuinely feels affected from Pakistan, bilateral border management must be Kabul's top priority as well.
"According to the statement, General Votel acknowledged the effectiveness of some of the recent actions taken by Pakistan ensuring that hospitality given to Afghan refugees is not misused in anyway". The Centcom commander agreed that both countries stand to gain from cooperative engagement. US Central Command spokesman Air Force Colonel John Thomas noted recurring conversations between US General Joseph Votel, the commander of Central Command, and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's army chief.
"We value mutual understanding of interests and concerns that we need to consider that might lead to a positive path forward", Thomas said.
In Washington, a senior State Department official expressed hope that the two countries would come to terms and that Pakistan would meet USA requests for the handover of captured terrorism suspects.
He added: "The two sides understand that there has to be some "give and take" to continue the partnership". All these developments clearly show that Pakistan is sincerely working to eliminate the menace of terrorism and some regional countries are blocking its way but still propaganda has been unleashed against the country on the pretext of providing safe havens to Haqqani Network.
Another official said the "demanding US" had asked Pakistan to avoid "double game" and "play fair" with them.