Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, via AP)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Pakistan Monday but vowed to tread lightly and find "common ground" as Washington pressures its wayward ally to eliminate militant safe havens.Mattis met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the powerful military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his brief stopover in the capital Islamabad.The visit, his first as defense secretary, came days after the US voiced concerns after a Pakistani court freed one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and as the US pushes its longtime ally to do more to combat insurgents who allegedly use bases in Pakistan's tribal belt to target NATO troops in Afghanistan.Political analyst Imtiaz Gul said the latest US effort to push Pakistan would likely fall short again.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE