Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari puts his faith in Donald Trump, and asks his critics to give him a chance. Zardari was attending the inauguration ceremony of President Trump. He said President Trump should quickly appoint a high-level envoy to South Asia [Pakistan] in an effort to underscore U.S. leadership in the region. Zardari considers this an opportunity missed by the Obama administration. He believes the Trump administration should seize this moment to coordinate a top-level response to the regional terrorist threat.
Zardari was speaking with The Washington Times in interview. He is the only Pakistani president ever to have completed a full term in the office. He said Mr. Trump’s critics should give him a chance to make his mark in the region plagued with conflicts in Afghanistan, terrorist movements and increasingly tense Indo-Pakistan relationship. Referring to Mr. Trump’s critics on the eve of his inauguration last week Zardari said,
It’s too early. Wait for the first 90 days at least, and then we see how the cookie crumbles, or talks and walks… The man has managed to get a majority in states where it was never imagined that the Democrats could lose. So how do we underestimate him?
Pakistan hopes for better U.S.-Pakistan relationship under the Trump administration. Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Mr. Jalil Abbas Jillani in an exclusive interview stated that Donald Trump desired better ties with Pakistan in the future. President Trump made evident his desire at a dinner hosted for foreign ambassadors. Earlier in December, a readout of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s telephonic conversion with then President-elect Donald Trump was released. The telephonic conversion was testament to Pakistan’s faith in improved ties with the United States in the time to go.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.