Imran Khan set to change Pakistan - Editorial One

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PM Imran was accompanied by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Minister of State for Interior Shaheryar Afridi. US-Pakistan relations remain frosty due to a deep and longstanding trust deficit, but mindful of the country's alleged influence over the Taliban, the US has not imposed sanctions and continues to engage with its estranged ally despite the strained relations.

President of the United States Donald Trump withdrew Washington in May from the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and chose to re-impose unilateral sanctions against Tehran. However, experts believe that Pakistan might be unable to support Iran as it has promised. However, the Foreign Office spokesperson said Pakistan had made a decision to move on after the State Department reportedly shared a transcript of the telephonic conversation with Pakistan.

Asked on the usage of a helicopter for travel to and from his Bani Gala residence, Khan further said that he did not want the people to be inconvenienced.

Zarif and Imran Khan said Muslim countries should strengthen close cooperation to solve issues related to the Muslim world and the region.

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Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said that he has received a message from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressing his desire for peace between the two countries, PTI reported.

He stressed that he wanted to improve relations with the neighbouring countries, including India.

An estimated 1.5 million trees will be planted in the first phase in various cities of the country including the capital city Islamabad, by students, government employees, workers of Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and volunteers.

Zarif started his tour of Pakistan on Thursday.

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