Washington- The Washington Post says that the Pakistan Army Chief , General Raheel Sharif's visit to the United States will strengthen trust between the two countries.

The report cited an improved environment with upward trajectory of Pakistan-US relations, Pakistan's disruption of militant groups in North Waziristan with its major Zarb-e-Azb operation as well as improving relations between Islamabad and Kabul.

Referring to the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation in North Waziristan, the paper noted the US officials’ statements that the offensive has boosted their confidence in Pakistan's commitment to combating terrorist groups operating within its borders. Referring to the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation in North Waziristan, the Post noted that the US officials’ statements show that the offensive has boosted their confidence in Pakistan’s commitment to combating terrorist groups operating within its borders. The report quoted Lt Gen Joseph Anderson, a senior commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who told reporters that the Haqqani Afghan insurgent group “is now fractured”. “That’s based pretty much on the Pakistan operation in North Waziristan this entire summer-fall,” the Post quoted Anderson’s remarks made last week.