It's 'understanding' not 'trust' deficit between Pak-US: American delegation

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Islamabad, Apr.1 (ANI): In an apparent attempt to counter the prevailing anti-US sentiments in Pakistan, an American Congressional delegation, which is currently on a visit to Islamabad, has described the existing massive 'trust deficit' between both countries as an 'understanding deficit'.

The delegation, led by House Democracy Partnership Chairman, David Price, while admitting that there are some issues between both countries, underlined that the Obama Administration was trying to bridge the gap.

Price said Washington is aware about the enormous challenges facing Pakistan, and it is committed to help the troubled nation.

"The US government is trying to help Pakistan in different areas including military and economic assistance," The Daily Times quoted Price, as saying.

Commenting on the recent strategic talks between Pakistan and the US, he said several sub-committees have been found to resolve pending issues and 'take the current level of cooperation to a new level.'

Members of the visiting delegation said that it was important for the White House to change its image in Pakistan, where people see the US as a country which has ditched the country on several occasions in the past.

"A perception is slowly gaining ground that the US has always used Pakistan for achieving its geo-strategic objectives and later abandoned it. Similarly, it helped dictators in the developing countries to consolidate its hold and it was time to review and revisit this policy. We should try to make a break from the past," the delegation opined. (ANI)

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