LAHORE - America cannot make its new Afghan policy successful until it gives priority in it to the interests of Pakistan, said Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri, Chairman Steering Committee PML (Q) like-minded group. Kasuri expressed these views while addressing 'Meet the Press along with Hamuyun Akhtar Khan, Secretary General PML (Q) like-minded group at the Press Club on Tuesday. He said US President Barack Obama should fulfill his promise regarding the issue of Kashmir. On the lines of US-India civil nuclear pact, she should also ink such agreement with Pakistan, he demanded. He said two officials of the foreign ministry were engaged in backdoor talks with India when he was heading the ministry, however, the main task in this regard was under the control of Pak Army and ISI. Kasuri said foreign policy of the incumbent government was incompetently designed that was damaging the interests of country as relations between the two sovereign nations should be based on equal basis, adding it was their government that convinced India to pull out its military forces from the Occupied Kashmir. He said the previous government followed the dictates of America neither on the issue of sending troops to Iraq nor did it take part in resolution against Iran, adding the foreign policy during their regime was completely independent and they truly acted like a sovereign nation. Kasuri said it was the credit of their government that they compelled India to change the construction plan of Baghliar Dam, as India cannot store waters of Pakistan according to the Indus Water Treaty. He said they did not form the like-minded group on the instructions of Pervez Musharraf or Nawaz Sharif. He said there were 100 persons in Lal Masjid at the time of operation and most of them were terrorists. The JF-7 Thunder fighter aircraft was part of their government efforts to equip the Pakistan Air force (PAF) with best possible facilities of air warfare, adding a new fighter air craft better than F-16, would soon become the part of PAF fleet. Hamuyun Akhtar addressing the function said PML (Q) leaders, Ch Shujaat and Ch Pervaiz were the driving force behind the formation of NRO and demanded that they should seek public apology for bringing a notorious ordinance like NRO. He demanded that all those who governed the country from 1999 to 2009 should face the accountability process apart from the NRO beneficiaries. A decision to forge an electoral alliance would be taken in the next general polls, he concluded.