As anticipated, it turned out to be a routine affair at the White House on Thursday, when President Obama held talks with the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to media reports, Sharif apprised the US president of Pakistan’s commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan and of how his country is acting against homegrown terrorist organizations. In return, Obama acknowledged Pakistan’s importance in the region and the US’ strong ties with the South Asian country.
President Obama also commended the gains made by Pakistan against jihadist networks in its northwestern areas and the sacrifices rendered by its security forces.
Published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center on August 27, the paper concluded that Pakistan could have a nuclear arsenal not only twice the size of neighboring India’s but also larger than those of the United Kingdom, China and France.
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