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US designates Pak, China as countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom

December 08, 2020 9:17 am

Pakistan and China along with Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were placed in the list for engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom, Pompeo said in a statement on Monday.

Imran Khan arrives in US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday

July 21, 2019 12:17 pm

The cricketer-turned-politician arrived here on Saturday afternoon aboard a commercial Qatar Airways flight and is staying at the official residence of the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan.

US withdraws special tax exemption to Pakistani diplomats

May 31, 2019 5:59 pm

The US' move came after Pakistan imposed restrictions on American diplomats in the country and barred them from visiting the tribal belt and Karachi.

US wants Pakistan to cease behaviour undermining regional stability in S Asia: Pentagon

February 06, 2019 9:50 am

During a Congressional hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Votel told the lawmakers that Pakistan has taken positive steps to assist Special US Representative of Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in facilitating talks with the Taliban.

No decisive and sustained change in behaviour of Pakistan after $2 billion aid freeze, says US

March 06, 2018 9:12 am

"We've not seen decisive and sustained changes yet in Pakistan's behaviour, but certainly we are continuing to engage with Pakistan over areas where we think they can play a helpful role in changing the calculus of the Taliban," a US official said.

CIA chief says US-Canadian couple held hostage in Pakistan for 5 yrs; contradicts Pak Army's claims

October 20, 2017 11:27 pm

"I think history would indicate that the high expectations for the Pakistanis' willingness to help us in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism should be set at a very low level," the CIA chief said.

US hasn't seen significant change in Pakistan's support to terror groups, says Official

October 20, 2017 9:38 pm

The Trump administration, the official said, is going to do "anything to incentivise the continued support of terrorist organisations as we have in the past year by allowing Pakistan to enjoy the benefits of a warm relationship and with the US".

Donald Trump is taken in by Pakistan’s deceitful acts

October 16, 2017 7:14 am

It seems the Western hostages were in the hands of good terrorists, the ones that listen to GHQ Rawalpindi, don’t hurt Pakistan and in times of need, dance like circus monkeys for visiting spectators according to the diktat of an ISI colonel. 

Pakistan took key step to do more in fight against terror: US Vice-President Mike Pence

October 14, 2017 12:18 pm

American citizen Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle along with their three children were rescued from the Haqqani network on Thursday after an operation by Pakistani forces.

US intends to work with Pakistan to take down terrorists: Jim Mattis

September 01, 2017 10:06 am

"We intend to work with Pakistan in order to take the terrorists down. I think that's what a responsible nation does," said Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.