Islamabad, 2 November 2023 (TDI): US Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome called on the Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Parliament House.

The meeting served as an important platform for discussing various topics of mutual interest including the ways and means for further strengthening the enduring relationship between Pakistan and the United States of America.

Senator Dar underscored the role of the United States of America as Pakistan’s largest trade partner and emphasized the importance of continued collaboration and cooperation for further enhancing the trade and economic ties between the two countries.

The discussions delved into a comprehensive analysis of the ongoing Afghan Refugees Issue, acknowledging Pakistan’s relentless efforts to promote the regional peace.

Ambassador Blome lauded the Pakistani leadership’s commitment and contributions in fostering peace and stability in the region.

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Ambassador Blome, with regard to the deportation of illegal and undocumented migrants from Pakistan, including Afghan Nationals, agreed to the fact that being a sovereign country, Pakistan has every right to deal with them in accordance with the law of the land and also to take all possible measures to strengthen its borders.

In the meeting, the progress and current status of the ongoing International Monetary Fund’s SBA program was discussed; Senator Dar expressed optimism about successful conclusion of the second review of the said program which is due now.

On the future economic prospects of Pakistan, Senator Dar expressed confidence that Pakistan will be able to revive its economy after the forthcoming General Elections in early 2024. Senator Dar expressed hope that the General Elections would be free and fair with level playing field for all the political parties.