Minister: (Intelligence, military coop with US suspended: Dastgir)

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said that intelligence and military cooperation with the United States has been suspended after its froze military assistance to Pakistan.

Talking to PTV, he said Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities in the war against terror and will continue efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.

The Defence Minister said in order to achieve the targets, the United States should revive the strategic dialogue with Pakistan and avoid threatening or intimidating attitude against it.

He said Al-Qaeda was eliminated from the region due to Pakistan’s cooperation with the United States. In another interview with a major American financial newspaper, “The Wall Street Journal”, the Defence Minister said the US suspension of security aid to Pakistan has emasculated the war on terror in the region.