KARACHI: Former ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Cameron Munter noted on Sunday that the time has come for Pakistan to work on good governance and to “stop misappropriating funds allotted for socioeconomic development”.
The former diplomat, who served in Pakistan between 2010 and 2012, was speaking at a local hotel in Karachi.
He asserted that relations between the two countries have always followed uneven trajectories for the US feels “Pakistan does not want to cooperate with it in the war against terror”.
He claimed that Pakistan has been given funds for the development of education in Sindh and Balochistan, but “it hasn’t always used the money honestly”.
However, he added, US has always cooperated with Pakistan and wants strong ties between the two countries.
He asserted that there was hope in the US after former dictator Pervez Musharraf’s tenure that bilateral relations could be neutralised and the “misconception that the US always exploits Pakistan before disposing of it” could be done away.