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Foreign Office Spokesperson said that relations between Pakistan and the United States “have returned to normal” following Prime Minister Imran Khan

Foreign Office Spokesperson said that relations between Pakistan and the United States “have returned to normal” following Prime Minister Imran Khan

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“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.

“I am neither confirming nor denying,” he said, when pressed on the topic, adding only the ISI could comment on this.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal speaks to the media at the Foreign office in Islamabad on March 28, 2019. – Pakistan on March 28 said it had found no links between militants swept up in a recent dragnet and a suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last month that brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

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.

He admitted that both countries will follow their own interests while moving forward.