Pak may soon acquire US drone technology: Qureshi

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Lahore, Mar. 29 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed optimism over Islamabad acquiring US drone technology in near future by saying that significant progress has been made on the issue during the recent Pak-US talks in Washington.

After concluding his visit to the US, Qureshi told reporters at the Allama Iqbal International Airport that Pakistan's political and military leaders had successfully pleaded the country's case before Washington.

"On every matter, the US response was much better than we had anticipated," the Daily Times quoted Qureshi, as saying.

On being asked whether he had also discussed the matter of a civil nuclear deal with the US, he said that discussing "some matters are against national dignity".

Speaking on the issue of Pakistanis being discriminately screened at US airports, he said the US had promised to reconsider its policy of screening Pakistani travellers.

Qureshi also informed the media that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would visit Pakistan after the completion of the second phase of the Pak-US talks that would begin thins April.

After Clinton's visit, he added that he would go to the US for further discussions. (ANI)

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