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Pak-US Relations

Pompeo to hold talks with PM Imran in September

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to visit Pakistan in early September to meet with the newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan and other officials of the new government in Islamabad. US top official will reportedly reach Islamabad on September 5, while en route to India. On September 6, top state department official of the US President Donald Trump's administration, will depart for New Delhi. Pompeo and PM Khan are expected to discuss Pak-US relations and matters of mutual interest…

Ali Jahangir meets US defense secretary James Mattis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's envoy to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui met US secretary of defense James N. Mattis at Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Jahangir received a warm welcome from James Mattis at Pentagon where the duo discussed Pakistan-US relations and pondered over the matters pertaining to the region. According to sources, Mattis apprised Siddiqui about the US strategy in Afghanistan and the options of bringing Afghan Taliban to the table for negotiations. Last…

Pakistan condemns US drone strike in Kurram Agency

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned a drone strike in Kurram Agency carried out by the US-led Resolute Support mission Wednesday morning, which targeted an Afghan refugee camp, ARY News reported. A statement released by Foreign Office says that Pakistan has continued to emphasize to the US the importance of sharing actionable intelligence so that "appropriate action is taken against terrorists by our forces within our territory". "Pakistan has also been stressing the need of early repatriation of Afghan refugees as their…

Pakistan looks forward to constant US support, says Jilani

WASHINGTON: “Pakistan would continue to strive for peace in the region and around the world and looks forward to continued United States cooperation and support”, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani told DC-based Women’s Foreign Policy Group at the Pakistan Embassy on Thursday. Giving an overview of the US-Pak relationship, he informed the group about the inherent strength and resilience of the bilateral ties based on the shared objectives of democracy, mutual respect, peace and prosperity. These common…

No deal being discussed between Pakistan, U.S., says FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) on Sunday stated that many comments and articles regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's upcoming state visit to the United States are attempting to confuse the readers and listeners and are trying to generate controversy on issues of national importance, ARY News reports.

US will cooperate with Islamabad against terrorism, State Department

WASHINGTON: United States State Department spokeswoman Mary Harf has said that the US will extend full cooperation to Pakistan against terrorism and in other sectors, ARY News reports. In a press briefing, Mary Harf said that it was the decision of Pakistan to launch a military offensive in North Waziristan tribal region. She added that United States will cooperate with Pakistan in education, trade and other sectors. The spokeswoman added that US will help Pakistan in solving the problems of Internally Displaced Persons…