`Donald Trump`s ignorant conversation with Nawaz Sharif may prove unwelcoming for India`

Sherry Rehman slams PM over release of unabridged readout

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack in September in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. "This has been one of the PPP's key demands in order to protect Pakistan's interests, but we fail to understand why no one is given this full time responsibility, especially considering the daily challenges Pakistan is facing in this vital ministry", she said. It matters that he uses words like: "very good reputation, awesome work.Fantastic country, fantastic place, fantastic people", it said.

During a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz on Wednesday Trump said he is willing to play any role that Pakistan wants to find solutions to outstanding problems.

"Either way, the call could upset the delicate balance of India-Pakistan ties, which the United States has struggled to manage amid a history of wars and recent skirmishes", the New York Times said.

The government's decision to release the readout in the manner that it did, drew a slew of criticism from former White House officials and the global media, she maintained.

In her op-ed, Curtis said concerns are being raised about the US President-elect Donald Trumps phone conversation with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and what it might mean for his policies toward the subcontinent.

"Should Trump follow through, he risks alienating India, which sees Pakistan as a major antagonist, and appearing to reward Pakistans behaviour; should he renege, he risks upsetting Pakistani leaders who are sensitive about perceived American intransigence".

Trump has yet to lay out a detailed policy for South Asia, although he recently offered to mediate between India and Pakistan regarding the Kashmir dispute.

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