The Heat: Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif in the US

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington. India, Afghanistan and nuclear weapons are high on the agenda.

When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Washington for his first visit in two years there was much to talk about. It was just last week when President Obama reversed plans to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2016. It was an acknowledgement of the growing threat from the Taliban. Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan has long been a haven for terrorists and extremists. But beyond Afghanistan, there’s the threat from terrorists within Pakistan and concerns over the potential expansion of the country’s nuclear stockpile.

For more on Prime Minister Sharif’s visit CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg joined the discussion.

 
The Heat: Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif in the US Pt1

The Heat: Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif in the US Pt1

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington. India, Afghanistan and nuclear weapons are high on the agenda. When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Washington for his first visit in two years there was much to talk about. It was just last week when President Obama reversed plans to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2016. It was an acknowledgement of the growing threat from the Taliban. Pakistan's border with Afghanistan has long been a haven for terrorists and extremists. But beyond Afghanistan, there's the threat from terrorists within Pakistan and concerns over the potential expansion of the country's nuclear stockpile. For more on Prime Minister Sharif's visit CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg joined the discussion.

The Heat spoke to Akbar Ahmed. He has held a number of senior positions in Pakistan including Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He’s currently a Professor of Islamic Studies at American University.

Akbar Ahmed on PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit

Akbar Ahmed on PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington. India, Afghanistan and nuclear weapons are high on the agenda. When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Washington for his first visit in two years there was much to talk about. It was just last week when President Obama reversed plans to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2016. It was an acknowledgement of the growing threat from the Taliban. Pakistan's border with Afghanistan has long been a haven for terrorists and extremists. But beyond Afghanistan, there's the threat from terrorists within Pakistan and concerns over the potential expansion of the country's nuclear stockpile. The Heat spoke to Akbar Ahmed. He has held a number of senior positions in Pakistan including Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He's currently a Professor of Islamic Studies at American University.

The Heat continued the discussion with:

Ehsan Ahrari, a distinguished author, professor, defense consultant and independent strategic analyst, focusing on such issues as nuclear proliferation in South Asia.
Moeed Yusuf is the Director of South Asia programs at the United States Institute of Peace.

The Heat: Pakistan\'s PM Nawaz Sharif in the US Pt3

The Heat: Pakistan\'s PM Nawaz Sharif in the US Pt3

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington. India, Afghanistan and nuclear weapons are high on the agenda. When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Washington for his first visit in two years there was much to talk about. It was just last week when President Obama reversed plans to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of 2016. It was an acknowledgement of the growing threat from the Taliban. Pakistan's border with Afghanistan has long been a haven for terrorists and extremists. But beyond Afghanistan, there's the threat from terrorists within Pakistan and concerns over the potential expansion of the country's nuclear stockpile. The Heat continued the discussion with: Ehsan Ahrari, a distinguished author, professor, defense consultant and independent strategic analyst, focusing on such issues as nuclear proliferation in South Asia. Moeed Yusuf is the Director of South Asia programs at the United States Institute of Peace.