“Relations between Pakistan and the US have been reestablished,” he said in a weekly press briefing, hours after the premier’s return from the US. “Even the American [government] did not use ‘do more’.” In reply to a question regarding the Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) role in the capturing of Osama bin Laden by the US, Dr Faisal said it was only the “initial lead” which Pakistan had provided.
Prime Minister Imran, during an interview to Fox News earlier this week, had said: “It was the ISI which gave the information which led to the location of Osama bin Laden. If you ask CIA, it was the ISI which gave the initial location through the phone connection.” Dr Faisal, in his press briefing today, also said that US President Donald Trump had accepted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan.
The Foreign Office spokesperson further said that the US, as well as the rest of the world, has acknowledged Pakistan’s role as a mediator in the ongoing Afghan peace talks.