US pushes Pakistan for an effective campaign against terrorists

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Washington: The Trump Administration in its meetings with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi this week talked about the suspension of security assistance since early this year and the importance that they place on them renewing an effective campaign against terrorists, the White House said.

Qureshi, met the National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on October 2. At a White House news conference, Bolton described the meetings as productive.

When asked if they talked about suspension of aid to Pakistan and the progress made by Islamabad in fight against terrorism, Bolton told reporters, “I discussed that with Foreign Minister Qureshi.”

“We had a very productive meeting. He had a very productive meeting,” he said.

“We certainly talked about the suspension of security assistance and the importance that we placed on Pakistan renewing an effective campaign against terrorists,” Bolton said.

They covered a wide range of other issues, as well, he said.

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