ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on
Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Tariq Fatemi met the Chair of the Senate
Armed Services Committee (SASC) Senator John McCain in Washington
and apprised him of significant gains made by Pakistani forces
following the successful military operations in North Waziristan.

According to a Foreign Office’s statement issued here, the
regional situation including Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan
and the growing tension across the Line of Control and the Working
Boundary were also discussed.

Recalling his visit to Pakistan in summer this year, Senator
McCain appreciated the efforts by Pakistan to eliminate terrorist
outfits from the region and assured the SASC’s continued support in
realizing the common objective of defeating terrorism.

He congratulated Pakistan on successful transition in the
military command and reiterated the US commitment to remain engaged
with Pakistan in promoting lasting peace and stability in the

The SAPM also invited Senator McCain to visit Pakistan next