Pompeo Seeks 'Decisive Action' Against Terrorists In Pakistan


He made the remarks in a phone call with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to a press statement by the US Department of State on August 23.

"There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan", Faisal wrote in a tweet.

US officials routinely raise the issue of Taliban and other militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan, where they plot attacks on USA and Afghan troops across the border. The first speech of Imran Khan was attractive where he talked about education system and other rights of the people. "This should be immediately corrected", he said.

Hale, who has been appointed as the next under secretary of state for political affairs by US President Donald Trump, paid a farewell visit to Prime Minister Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

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The State Department says however that it stands by its readout of the call.

The development of strong democratic and civilian institutions of governance and a vibrant civil society is critical to Pakistan's long-term stability and prosperity, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in the first official US statement since the general elections in Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan is an important partner to the United States.

Pompeo is expected in Islamabad on September 5, and is likely to be the first foreign dignitary to meet with Khan since he was sworn in.

There is a current MP in India who has taken death threats for taking a stand against hardline activists and saying he wishes for peaceful and prosperous relations between India and Pakistan. Khan is one of those few elected leaders in Pakistan who is vociferously expressive of the price Pakistan has paid in myriad ways being part of the United States war on terror; loss of civilian lives as a outcome of operations of Pakistan army against militants in the area previously known as FATA, and USA drone attacks within and on Pakistan's borders; and because of the existence and functioning of militant groups within Pakistan that have wreaked havoc within and outside Pakistan. Pakistani government sources have confirmed the killing of the Afghan Taliban top leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a us drone strike in the country's southwest remote area of the Pak-Afghan border region, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.