The US State Department says it looks forward to working closely with Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar and his team. “The United States stands ready to work with Pakistan to combat militants and terrorist groups,” he said.
“We are aware that Pakistan’s National Assembly has been dissolved and Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar is the new caretaker prime minister, he is preparing to hold elections in the country, so we look forward to working with him and his team,” State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said at a press briefing on August 15. “
He said this in response to a question about newly elected caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwarul Haq Kakar.
Anwarul Haq Kakar took over as the eighth interim Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 14.
Responding to a question on the responsibility of the caretaker government to hold general elections in the country within 90 days, Vedanta Patel said, “Undoubtedly, we will be partners with Pakistan on common interests, including its economic stability, prosperity, security, conducting free and fair elections and respecting the supremacy of democracy and law.”
Responding to this, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan said that the US weapons left in Afghanistan are being used against Pakistan.
“We have been in regular touch with Pakistan’s leadership and have been in clear and open communication about Afghanistan, through counter-terrorism talks and bilateral negotiations to address common interests and threats to the region,” Patel said.
“We are ready to work with Pakistan to deal with militant and terrorist groups,” he added. And support the efforts of the Government of Pakistan against terrorism and to ensure the safety of its citizens.”
However, Vedanta Patel added that he could not say anything more on this matter, but the US Department of Defense could explain it to the Pentagon.
In July 2023, after the increasing incidents of terrorism, Pakistan had expressed concerns that the terrorists who attacked Afghanistan may be using afghan soil and using weapons left by the UNITED States after withdrawing from Afghanistan.
However, the Taliban, which took over the interim government in Afghanistan, rejected Pakistan’s concerns.