Pakistan’s government released a detailed readout of US President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying Trump praised Sharif as a “Terrific guy” and have a very good reputation. Mr.Trump also said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you are doing amazing work and i am looking forward to see you soon.On their phone call Trump reportedly told Sharif that he felt like he was talking to someone he had known for long. “Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities and Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people,”President Trump told Sharif according to the readout. “I am willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems.It will be an honor and I will personally do it. President Trump said feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office. on being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Mr.Trump said that he would love to come to fantastic country,fantastic place of fantastic people.Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known.
President Trump’s office team did not initially offer a similar readout. The office released its different version stated “President-elect Trump and Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had a productive conversation about how the United States and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future”. He also stated that “Pakistan is not our friend” and the statement did not clarify why exactly Trump was impressed with Sharif. And security remains a problem as islamic groups continue to stage mass attacks and Islamic State radicals have sought to gain a foothold inside Pakistan, claiming responsibility for several high-profile attacks.
The worm words between the leaders suggests ties could be reset under Trump’s Presidency and will ease concerns in Islamabad that Trump’s anti Muslim rhetoric in the run up to the poll will not lead to unfriendly policies towards Pakistan. At one point Trump Proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, remarks that alarmed the predominately Muslim nation of 190 million people.
Islamabad has also been concerned about the warmer ties between the United States and India, fearful that Washington is pivoting towards New Delhi at a time of heightened tensions between the nuclear armed neighbors who have fought three wars since their independence from British rule in 1947.
Trump also has business ties in India, which also is the big concern for Pakistan that under his Presidency the United States may accelerate its shift to New Delhi. Pakistan continue to receive help as well as military funding and training from the United States, but the U.S. congress has recently held back some help due to Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against elements of the Afghan Taliban.