ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan said Friday that Pakistan and US are deliberating on proposals to further enhance bilateral ties.
During a weekly briefing, Moazzam Khan said the visit of DG ISI to US was productive and both the countries were looking forward to take measures to take measure to improve bilateral relations.
Pakistan and United States are discussing several proposals to bring their relationship back on track. He, however, said no specific details can be shared at this stage.
To a question he dismissed the impression that the United States released 280 million dollars for power sector development in Pakistan in return for Islamabad's commitment not to pursue Iran gas pipeline project.
He said the United States has released the amount for Mangla Dam and Kurram Tangi Dam under Kerry-Lugar Bill and this has nothing to do with Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.
He said Pakistan is concerned over the deteriorating situation in Syria and over the plight of Muslims in Burma. Pakistan was concerned over the condition of Muslims in Burma and deteriorating situation in Syria, he added.
He said President Asif Ali Zardari had sent a letter to his Burmese counterpart of the excesses with Muslims. Replying a query regarding Syria he said” We are neither with Syria nor with Saudi Arabia, we have our own policy.”
The spokesman said that there should be no foreign intervention and the issue should be resolved through talks. Answering a question he said that Taliban leader Mullah Brother was in Pakistan’s custody and it was not going to hand it over to any other country. About visit of the Chairman Afghan High Peace Council Salahuddin Rabbani, he said Pakistan and Afghan Governments are firming up dates that are mutually convenient.
He said Pakistan attaches importance to the visit and that is why Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf had extended the invitation for the purpose during his recent visit to Kabul.