Pakistan has told the US it wouldn’t attend a summit on Afghanistan scheduled for later this month in Brussels, infuriated by a US drone attack that left over 40 people dead and drew rare criticism from the chief of the country’s powerful army. Pakistan was also missing from the trilater strategic talks on Afghanistan, held in Washington from February 23-25.
Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Friday lodged a protest with American ambassador Cameron Muntor who was summoned to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry one day after the missile strike in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan. On the other hand, General Petraeus demanded today that Pakistan launch the North Waziristan operation soon.
PoliTact is closely monitoring the future direction of the volatile US-Pakistan relations.