A day after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' meeting with Pakistan's officials in Islamabad, Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif, said that Islamabad had been assured that there would be no military role for India in Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis met Pakistan's political and military leadership on his maiden visit to Islamabad on Monday, in yet another attempt to bridge deepening mistrust between the two allies.
Talking about Afghan issue, the foreign minister said that Pakistan wanted rule of peace in Afghanistan as "We are still suffering very badly from the Afghan war".
His visit to Pakistan comes days after the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was released from house arrest.
Pakistan and the US have been at odds over Pakistan's counter-terrorism strategies near the Afghan border and, hence, the US has no plans of lifting the freeze on coalition funds for Pakistan, US officials stated on Tuesday.
They made a decision to continue efforts for Afghan peace.
Pakistan denies the charge and accuses Kabul of allowing militants to use its soil for attacking Pakistani security forces and civilians. "We are not putting forward any demands to Pakistan, but we want to work together", the report said. Bajwa appreciated Mattis' understanding of the underlying issues and said that Pakistan does not require anything from the U.S. but understanding, the statement said.
Refusing the concerns of neighbouring countries, he said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game changer project, which will benefit the entire region.
When asked about USA efforts to push Pakistan to clear safe havens, Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo suggested Washington was prepared to move if its ally failed to act.
The remarks triggered a series of high-level diplomatic meetings in the United States and Pakistan, but Islamabad has given few signs of concessions.