US-Pak ties very good now, says Trump; surprise announcement, says Pak media
Washington, March 23: Their relationship might be far away from what it was during the Cold War days. Apart from the Afghanistan question, relationships between the US and Pakistan have also been affected by the issue of terrorism. Washington has even warned Islamabad recently that another terror attack on India will prove to be "extremely problematic" in the wake of the two neighbours' recent tension following the Pulwama attack.
However, the maverick American president, Donald Trump, has also claimed earlier this week that relations between the US and Pakistan are "now very good".
Surprise announcement says Pak media
The surprising announcement from Trump came at the end of a press conference in the White House last Wednesday, March 20, when a journalist asked his opinion on the current situation between India and Pakistan, Pakistani daily Dawn reported. It was on the same day and hours earlier in the White House that a senior official of the Trump administration had warned Pakistan against more terror attacks.
"Pakistan - we'll be meeting with Pakistan [leadership]. I think our relationship right now is very good with Pakistan," Trump was quoted as saying.
Trump and Pakistan leadership have been seen speaking in not very favourably about each other in recent times.