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US announces to offer huge reward for locating Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah

WASHINGTON: The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, linked to bloody attacks in Pakistan and the 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing in New York. The State Department posted the reward for information leading to the identification or location of Maulana Fazlullah,…

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US seeks more effective ties with Pakistan: General Dunford

BRUSSELS: The American Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford has expressed his commitment to more effective relationship with Pakistan. Talking to reporters in Brussels he said that he was not giving up on improving relations with Pakistan. General Dunford said that military-to-military dialogue between the two countries is the right approach to improve…

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Rehman Malik lauds General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Former Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik praised Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for taking a clear-cut stance compared to that of former army ruler General Ziaul Haq, who according to him, yielded to the pressure.  Malik also praised the incumbent government over its foreign policy on relations with the United States….

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Trump’s freeze on Pakistan aid could be worth nearly $2bn: official

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday — substantially more than first thought. The move — designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other Islamist groups — will include both…

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Pakistan is an important partner and can do more: US

WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesperson has said that Pakistan is an important partner of the United States and both countries benefitted from the bilateral cooperation, but observed that the Trump administration would like Islamabad to do more through cooperation.  Spokesperson Heather Nauert made these remarks at a briefing a day after President Trump made…

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US seeks practical cooperation between Pakistan, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United Sates has reiterated to continue to support practical cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan on issues of mutual concern. In her daily press briefing in Washington, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, said US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has telephonically discussed with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi President Trump’s new South Asia…

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