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Asif Zardari welcomed US Congressional delegation visit to North Waziristan

08 July, 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the visit by the US Congressional delegation to North Waziristan, hoping that the visit will help in decreasing misgivings needed for resetting the ties between the two countries.

The bipartisan US Congressional delegation that just concluded its visit to Pakistan was led by Senator John McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee.

The former president described Senator McCain's comments as "positive and reassuring" after visiting operational areas to witness the gains made during Zarb-e-Azb operation against extremists and militants.

Reportedly the US delegation appreciated the success achieved by Pakistan in its counter terrorism campaign as "impressively visible".

According to reports, the delegation said that they wished other members of US Congress also witnessed the outcome of the successful operations in North Waziristan.

Pakistan has suffered the most in the fight against terrorism, the former president said, adding that the world must recognise and appreciate it.

"Lauding Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against militants by a bipartisan Congressional delegation indeed is most welcome," he said. Such public appreciation should help in removing misunderstandings and in resetting the ties, he added.

"The PPP has always been impressing upon the global community of the huge sacrifices made by Pakistan in fight against terrorism and will continue to do so whether it is in government or in opposition, he asserted. dna

The bipartisan US Congressional delegation that just concluded visit to Pakistan was led by Senator John McCane Chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

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