WASHINGTON, July 15 (APP): US Senator John McCain, chair of the Armed Services Committee, has expressed satisfaction over progress in the region after the military operations by the Pakistan Army during a meeting with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States and assured continuing US support to fight terrorism.
Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani met the senator at the Capitol Hill who recently led a Congressional delegation to Pakistan and the region. Other members accompanying John McCain included senators Lindsey Graham, Joe Donnelly and Ben Sasse.
Sharing the experiences of his visit to Pakistan, during which the delegation had also visited North Waziristan, Senator McCain expressed satisfaction to see progress in the region after the operations by the Pakistan Army.
He noted the development of infrastructure and rehabilitation for the people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) being undertaken in an impressive manner.
Lauding the sacrifices of the Pakistani soldiers killed in the line
of duty, Senator McCain assured Ambassador Jilani of continued US support to Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts for stability of the region.
He underscored the need for good neighbourly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan which were in the interest of the whole region.