United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met notable Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Minister of Defense Khwaja Asif, Minister of Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif, National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz.
Mr. Chuck Hagel emphasized on the importance of stability and security in the region and also highlighted the efforts made by the US. Govt. to promote peace in Pakistan. Furthermore, the US Secretary of Defense illuminated his country’s security assistance programme in collaboration with the Pakistani Government to eradicate the Haqqani network which has played its part in destabilizing Pakistan by killing tens and thousands of innocent citizens.