Pakistan not eyeing any US aid: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has categorically stated that Pakistan is not seeking any type of financial or material aid from the United States of America, adding the only thing needed is the acknowledgment of contributions and sacrifices of Pakistani nation and its forces.

US Ambassador David Hale met with the Army Chief at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday to discuss the US policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Hale said that the US appreciates Pakistan’s role in the war against terrorism and looks for greater cooperation with Pakistan to ensure peace in Afghanistan.

The COAS said, “We are not looking for any material or financial assistance from USA but trust, understanding, and acknowledgment of our contributions.”

He admitted that peace and stability in Afghanistan are in the larger interest of Pakistan. Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the key to success to bring this long drawn war in Afghanistan to its logical end, said the Army Chief.

It is pertinent to mention here that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned today that Pakistan could lose its status as a privileged military ally.