What does Washington want from Islamabad? - Inside Story

'Trump has put Pakistan on notice', that was the message from the US Vice President during a surprise visit to America’s largest military base in Afghanistan.

Mike Pence addressed 500 troops in Bagram on Thursday, four months after President Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan.

Pakistan has hit back saying 'allies do not put each other on notice’ urging that the focus instead be on creating ‘peace and reconciliation'.

But relations between the two countries have deteriorated, with the US accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens for terrorist groups, a charge Pakistan strongly denies.

With relations between the two countries hitting a new low, where does it go from here?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Ayaz Wazir, former Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Hamid Saboory, political analyst.

Richard Weitz, defence analyst.

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