Imran’s US visit will be weak on substance: Haqqani

Washington, July 21

Imran Khan’s lady visit to the US as Pakistan’s PM will be “weak in substance” and there is nothing he can guarantee that hasn’t been guaranteed previously, a previous top representative has said.

“Imran Khan will offer old products to another US president. There is nothing he can guarantee that hasn’t been guaranteed before,” previous Pakistan Diplomat to the US Hussain Haqqani told PTI.

Khan, 66, joined by Pakistani Armed force Boss Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and the chief general of Between Administrations Insight (ISI), touched base in the US on a business Qatar Aviation routes plane Saturday afternoon.

“The visit will be frail on substance, despite the representative estimation of a Pakistani PM and the military head appearing at the White House together to make new guarantees on counterterrorism cooperation,” Haqqani said.

Khan is planned to meet the US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Following a gathering in the Oval Office, Trump will have the meeting executive for a working lunch at the White House.

“The actuality that the COAS (Bajwa) and DG ISI are going with the PM on his first excursion to the US since he was chosen clarifies that Khan isn't in control and the military needs to manage the US straightforwardly to console the Americans,” Haqqani said in light of a question.

Ahead of Khan’s entry, a senior organization authority discounted any adjustments in its strategy of suspension of security help to Pakistan till the time Islamabad takes conclusive and irreversible activities against fear based oppressor bunches inside its territory.

“Although the summit meeting will far-fetched bring about any significant advancements, its prosperity or absence of accomplishment will be apparent in the development. Does Pakistan discharge (Hafiz) Saeed (as it generally has previously)? Does the White House continue financial help? Does Pakistan assume a progressively supportive job in counterterrorism endeavors and converses with the Taliban? These are significant inquiries that may be replied after Khan comes back to Islamabad,” Anish Goel, who served in the National Security Board of the White House during the past Obama Organization, told PTI.

According to Goel, Khan’s visit to the White House is a significant open door for him and Trump to put the respective relations back on positive footing.

The past year has produced only negative features, and the two chiefs realize that they need one another and need to cooperate, he said.

The ongoing capture of Saeed, the Mumbai assault engineer, is an unmistakable sign that Pakistan needs to construct generosity in Washington, he added.

“If the summit goes well, it can just have positive effects for Afghanistan and India as far as local elements. The US presently shares significant vital targets with both these nations and will unquestionably not make any concessions harming to those interests. All things considered, spectators in both Kabul and New Delhi ought to seek after a fruitful meeting,” Goel said. PTI