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Pakistan, US cannot be close friends: Pakistani daily

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    While Pakistan and the US continue to cooperate on strengthening bilateral relations, the two sides cannot be "close friends", said a Pakistani daily in an editorial Friday.

    "Perhaps the raw reality of the Pakistan-US relationship is that while the two countries continue to cooperate because they need each other, neither has any illusions anymore that the two sides can be close friends," the Dawn newspaper said.

    It said US President Barack Obama is "willing to engage Pakistan on the economic and aid fronts, but the terrorism and militancy issues are as urgent and real as they have ever been".

    "Even so, Obama himself did not exactly shirk from giving a matter-of-fact assessment of the difficulties in going from the mutually expressed desire to build more sustainable ties to actually achieving that kind of relationship between the US and Pakistan.

    "But then, neither did Sharif really try to downplay the terrorism threat inside Pakistan nor did he look to overly blame the outside world for Pakistan´┐Żs internal troubles," the editorial noted.

    The daily said the main job that awaits Sharif on his return to Pakistan from the US is "getting to grips with the internal security challenges".

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    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I can agree with that, if you have friends like Pakistan you don't need enemies.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    I think friends means it is two ways, we'll see what transpires post US Pullout.
     
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    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    US has utilized pakistan the maximum it can.If US will need them again in future all they have to do is give them some financial help and loose some billions,pakistan will again help them for sure..
     
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