No misunderstanding over Russian oil’

Masood Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, stated that there is no miscommunication between Washington and Islamabad on Islamabad’s decision to purchase cheap Russian oil, stressing that the Islamabad-Washington relationship reset is “transcending the past.” “We have spoken with the US administration before placing our first order for Russian oil.i

On this matter, there is no miscommunication between Washington and Islamabad, he said to a query. He was addressing at a seminar on the future of relations between the two countries that was put on by the South Asia Institute of the Wilson Centre, a think tank in Washington. The questioner made the argument that buying electricity from Russia may worsen Pakistan’s already tense relations with the US. “They (US) suggested you are free to purchase,”