Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated Pakistan’s demand for an immediate end to controversial US drone strikes in Pakistan.
According to sources, he expressed these views in a meeting with US Ambassador Richard Olson who called on the prime minister on Tuesday.
According to an official statement, both leaders exchanged views on Pakistan-US relationship and important matters.
The sources said Nawaz expressed disappointment and dismay over the latest drone strike in North Waziristan and said the US should respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and put an immediate end to the drone strikes in which many innocent lives are lost.
“We want relations with the US to be strengthened based on mutual respect,” he said.
Nawaz also sought the US help in combating the energy crisis which had crippled the economy of the country.
According to the sources, he also told the US ambassador that Washington could economically help Pakistan by bringing in more investment.
Olson said the US wanted to strengthen its ties with Pakistan and was willing to it.