PM tells envoy Pakistan and United States need to strengthen ties

Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan Pak-US relations span over decades and have withstood test of times

Pakistan concerned over Guardian drones deal between India and US

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi may be meeting US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in NY.

He was talking to US Ambassador David Hale in Islamabad on Friday.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says continuity of policies is imperative for strengthening democracy in the country.

Separately, in a meeting with Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal, Prime Minister Abbasi reiterated Pakistan's commitment to peace and stability in the region with special focus on Afghanistan.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Office of Pakistan, spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that PM Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan in June led to the finalisation of 22 Guardian drones deal which will lead to imbalance in the region.

Pakistan concerned over Guardian drones deal between India and US
Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan- Pak-US relations span over decades and have withstood test of times

Abbasi's trip to the USA to attend the General Assembly session will not only be his first as premier, but also the first high-level visit from Pakistan to the U.S. after President Donald Trump criticised the country for providing safe havens to terrorists.

Trump indicated that single-minded approach would extend to United States relations with troubled ally Pakistan, which consecutive USA administrations have criticized for links with the Taliban and for harboring leading militants.

Zakaria said Jadhav, 46, has confessed many terrorist attacks within Pakistan and India is trying to divert worldwide community's attention from the real issue.

The Foreign Office said that the position of Pakistan, "especially highlighting the acts of espionage, terrorism and sabotage committed" by Jadhav in Pakistan, "which resulted in the loss of many lives of Pakistanis", would be submitted to the ICJ soon.

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