Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran, ministers

Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran, ministers

Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran, ministers

USA transcripts of the call state that Pompeo and Khan discussed the U.S.'s wishes for Pakistan to take "decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan".

However, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert indicated there would be no correction in response to Pakistan's complaint. "Secretary Pompeo expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship", she said in the statement.

"The statement issued by the State Department was contrary to the facts", Qureshi said.

A foreign Office spokesperson said there was no mention of the presence of terrorists in Pakistan during conversation between the two.

This response comes after Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal rejected the statement issued by the USA saying there was no mention of the "terrorists operating in the country" during the telephonic conversation.

In a statement obtained by Reuters, Pakistan's foreign ministry called the usa record of the call "factually incorrect" and asserts that the two men did not discuss militants operating on Pakistani soil, the existence of which Pakistan denies.

"They (Pakistan) are an important partner". Pompeo had called Khan to congratulate him on taking office as the country's Prime Minister.

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The Pakistani media this week reported that Mr Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September to hold talks with newly-elected prime minister - Imran Khan.

Mr Khan is well known for his criticism of USA military policy in Afghanistan, but he said after winning elections last week that he seeks better relations with the United States after a series of aid cuts and the suspension of U.S. military training.

A report seeking a ban on foreign tours of ministers, advisers and secretaries would also be presented, Geo News reported.

Khan has been critical of the USA drone strikes against terrorists in Pakistan as well as along the country's border with Afghanistan.

With respect to Afghanistan, both the leaders agreed that peace is a priority for the two countries.

In his first tweet of the year, Trump said that the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan $33bn in aid over 15 years.

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