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US diplomat discusses Afghan situation with Shehbaz, Maryam

US Charge d’Affairs Angela Aggeler on Thursday met Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in Lahore and discussed the regional peace particularly in Afghanistan.
The meeting with Maryam took place at her residence Jati Umrah in Raiwind while Aggeler met Shehbaz in Lahore’s Model Town.

As per details, matters of mutual interest, regional peace particularly in Afghanistan were discussed during the Aggeler-Shehbaz meeting.
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On the occasion, Aggeler lauded the services of Shehbaz as the former chief minister of Punjab. Steps taken during the tenure of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to end load-shedding, fight against terrorism and economic development were also discussed during the meeting.

امریکی ناظم الامور اینجلا ایگلر نے شہباز شریف کی پنجاب میں بطور وزیر اعلی خدمات کو سراہا۔ ملاقات میں میاں نواز شریف کی قیادت میں لوڈشیڈنگ کا خاتمہ، دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ اور مسلم لیگ ن کے دور میں معاشی ترقی کے لئے کئے جانے والے اقدامات پر بھی بات چیت۔
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) October 14, 2021

Earlier, Aggeler visited Karachi from September 29 to October 1 to strengthen bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States and promote efforts against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The anti-Covid efforts include the recent US donations of nearly 16 million Pfizer vaccine doses to the people of Pakistan and the planned donation of nearly 10 million more Pfizer doses in the coming days.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah welcomed Aggeler back to Karachi for her second visit.
She discussed opportunities to improve economic opportunities for the people of Sindh with Governor Ismail.
During her meeting with CM Shah, Aggeler highlighted the US partnership with Sindh provincial authorities to fight Covid-19 and US support for education in Sindh, including the USAID-funded Sindh Basic Education Programme.

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