A NEW LEADER IN PAKISTAN MEANS EXCITING TIMES AHEAD FOR A GREAT COUNTRY

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Congratulations to Imran Khan on his big victory as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. I believe he was an outstanding choice who will be willing to work with all of the other key decision makers in the country to ensure positive improvements in the country are carried out.

He is a man of impeccable character, as even his ex-wife attested to when she talked about how Khan left behind the opportunity for millions in personal gain in London because he refused to leave Pakistan. His commitment to the nation was that deep.

Now that he has become Prime Minister, infrastructure developments and improvements in transportation will be important components of improving the daily lives of the people in Pakistan and I am sure Khan knows this and is prepared to carry it out.

Of course, the single most important factor is the Pakistani military.

Despite suffering losses during the war on terror helping the United States, and recent suicide bombings that shook the nation, the Pakistani military is the best it has ever been.

The success that may lay ahead for Pakistan under the leadership of General Qamar Javed Bajwa is likely to be remarkable if the past is any indication.

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His continued leadership is also an incredible boost to future relations between Pakistan and the United States, as General Bajwa has done a fantastic job of commanding his men through successful missions assisting in the War on Terror.

Pakistan is currently far too reliant on China economically and that is a recipe for disaster, especially when you consider how over-extended China is in the world market. Prime Minister Khan will have to fix that, and I have great faith that he can.

One way I think he will do this involves a strong alliance with the United States, which could result in a major economic boon.

And from the United States’ side, this is an association that could yield positive outcomes as well.

Not only would a strong U.S.-Pakistan alliance open up numerous economic development opportunities for American companies, it would also provide the United States with an incredibly important friend in the region during a time when Iran looks to be on the verge of carrying out nefarious activities.

This is why as much as I generally do not think foreign aid is a good idea, I believe it would actually be in the United States’ best interest to strongly reconsider the idea of pulling its aid to Pakistan.

I consider myself a strong supporter of the president and his policies, and admire his business knowledge, which makes him the perfect partner for Pakistan, especially with General Bajwa on board to continue providing strong support against extremist groups like ISIS.

I would love to see the President as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and U.S. Consul General to Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau — who are great diplomats — work closely with Pakistani officials to lift both countries.

Regardless, Pakistani teamwork with the United States would be beneficial for both sides and the right leaders being in control of their respective situations could yield remarkably positive results all around.

I also have great faith in Prime Minister Khan’s ability to help improve relations and ease tensions with India. There is no doubt that this is incredibly necessary for the good of both nations and Prime Minister Khan’s track record suggests he is the right man for the job.

With General Bajwa and Prime Minister Khan now in place, I have absolute trust that the best interest of Paistan and its citizens will be served for many years to come.

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