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US puts condition to restore Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON: CIA director Mike Pompeo says the United States can restore security assistance to Pakistan if it takes ‘decisive actions’ against terrorists. In an interview to the CBS, Pompeo cited the US President Donald Trump as asking Pakistan to "cease" being a safe haven for terrorists that threaten the US. The US has suspended about $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for ‘failing’ to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network terror groups and dismantle their safe havens. The freezing of all…

Pakistan fought war on terrorism from its own resources: Aizaz Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday responded to the decision by the US to cut Pakistan's security aid, by saying that Pakistan fought the war on terrorism from its own resources and must be appreciated. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry said that the US-Pakistan cooperation in fighting terrorism has helped serve US interests such as defeating Al-Qaeda in the volatile border region with Afghanistan. "We are engaged with the US Administration on this issue and await further details.…