Priorities in U.S.-Pakistan Relations

November 15, 2011

Priorities in U.S.-Pakistan Relations
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Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and the fragility of the Pakistani democracy. Jahangir criticizes the United States for sending mixed messages to Pakistanis, saying "the U.S. has to be very clear on what it wants from us." Jahangir also emphasizes the need for the U.S. to prioritize Pakistani interests in order to improve cooperation. "As an individual ordinary citizen of Pakistan, I want to hear from them that what they want us to do is for the benefit of larger humanity rather than their own, or alone their, security concerns," she says.

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