Posted by: Rehan Today | March 29, 2010

US promised review of body scanning law: Qureshi

LAHORE: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today described the recently held strategic talks between Pakistan and United States as ‘extremely successful’.

Speaking to media persons at the Lahore airport on his return form the US, Qureshi said that significant progress was made regarding obtainment of US drone technology and nation would soon receive good news in this connection.

“On every matter, the US response was higher than we had anticipated, he said, adding that our home work was complete on national priorities.”

The foreign minister said that both civilian and military leadership had presented Pakistan’s point of view with one voice. Qureshi said: “We held talks with the United States in a cordial atmosphere. All issues came under discussion. Two sides got the chance to hear each other’s point of view.”

He further said that strategic talks were different this time as compared to the past.

The US made no demand of ‘do more’, he said, adding that Pakistan also talked about trade, not aid. The foreign minister stated that the US has given an indication to provide Pakistan a multi-layer system.

To a question about civil nuclear technology, he said that insistence on some matters was not in the national interest.

Responding to another question, he said that the United States promised it would reconsider the body screening laws.

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