US Senator Kerry not in favour of ''sledgehammer approach'' to ties with Pakistan

US Senator Kerry not in favour of ''sledgehammer approach'' to ties with PakistanIslamabad, Jan 25 : US President Barack Obama''s pick for next Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, dismissed a proposal that US stop aid to Pakistan until Islamabad complied with Washington''s demands, saying such a ''sledgehammer approach'' was not the way to deal with issues.

Kerry was responding to a suggestion by Republican Senator Rand Paul seeking an end to aid to Pakistan until Dr Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor involved in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was released, reports The Nation.

Kerry said cutting aid is a "dramatic, draconian, sledgehammer approach" to a relationship that really has a lot of interests.

He said the US needs to build its relationship with the Pakistanis, not diminish it. Kerry said he had raised the issue of Dr Afridi''s imprisonment with the Pakistani leadership.

He added that he found Dr Afridi being jailed incomprehensible as the doctor had helped find bin Laden. (ANI)

People: 
General: 



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Popular Stories

Mehbooba's 'zero credibility' responsible for Kashmir unrest: Activist

New Delhi/ Jammu [India], Apr 24 : Holding Chief... Read More

Need firm law to fight triple talaq: AIMWPLB president

New Delhi [India], April 24 : With numerous... Read More

Four new police stations to be built in Lucknow

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 24 : Uttar... Read More

Mumbai: Local train services affected post track fracture

Mumbai [India], Apr 24 : Following reports of a... Read More

BJP will meet Congress' fate soon: Shiv Sena

Mumbai [India], Apr 24 : The Shiv Sena on Monday... Read More

Security guard at late Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate killed

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 24 : A security... Read More