Trump offers to help Pakistan, calls PM Sharif a 'terrific guy': Islamabad

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in BedminsterBy Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – U.S. president-elect Donald Trump offered to help solve Pakistan’s problems and praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a “terrific guy” in the first call between the two men, the Pakistani leader’s office said. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington have seen relations sour in recent years over U.S. accusations that Pakistan shelters Islamist militants, a charge denied by the South Asian nation. Sharif’s office said late on Wednesday the Pakistani premier called Trump to congratulate him on his victory and issued a read out of the call.

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